lightproof
adjective Date: 1923 impenetrable by light

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  • lightproof — [līt′pro͞of΄] adj. that does not admit light …   English World dictionary

  • lightproof — /luyt proohf /, adj. impervious to light: a lightproof film cartridge. [1920 25; LIGHT1 + PROOF] * * * …   Universalium

  • lightproof — adjective Sealed so that no light can enter. Unexposed photographic film must be kept in a lightproof container or it will be exposed and ruined …   Wiktionary

  • lightproof — Synonyms and related words: airtight, close, compact, dustproof, dusttight, fast, firm, gasproof, gastight, hermetic, hermetically sealed, lighttight, oilproof, oiltight, rainproof, raintight, sealed, shut fast, smokeproof, smoketight, snug,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lightproof — adjective able to block out light completely …   English new terms dictionary

  • lightproof — light•proof [[t]ˈlaɪtˌpruf[/t]] adj. cvb pht impervious to light • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • lightproof — adj. able to resist the harmful effects of (esp. excessive) light …   Useful english dictionary

  • cassette — /keuh set , ka /, n. 1. Also called cassette tape. a compact case containing a length of magnetic tape that runs between two small reels: used for recording or playback in a tape recorder or cassette deck and by some small computer systems to… …   Universalium

  • light-tight — adjective not penetrable by light lightproof containers • Syn: ↑lightproof • Similar to: ↑opaque * * * lightˈ tight adjective Light proof • • • Main Entry: ↑light …   Useful english dictionary

  • lighttight — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : lightproof * * * /luyt tuyt /, adj. Chiefly Brit. lightproof. [1880 85; LIGHT1 + TIGHT, on the model of WATERTIGHT, AIRTIGHT, etc.] …   Useful english dictionary

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