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lightless

[lahyt-lis] /ˈlaɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
without light or lights; receiving no light; dark.
2.
giving no light.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English lihtles, Old English lēohtlēas. See light1, -less
Related forms
lightlessness, noun
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Examples for lightless
  • Vampire squid is an apt name for a creature that lurks in the lightless depths of the ocean.
  • By the second week in the stall, time itself seemed the corridor, lightless at either end.
Word Origin and History for lightless
adj.

Old English leohtleas; see light (n.) + -less.

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