light-sensitiveadj. 1. Affected by light; as, the light-sensitive pigments in the retina.
Syn. -- photosensitive.
(Chem.) Decomposing under the influence of light; unstable when exposed to light; -- of chemical compounds.
Light"-ship`(lt"shp`), n. (Naut.) A vessel equipped like a lighthouse, carrying at the masthead a brilliant light, and moored off a shoal or place of dangerous navigation where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable, to serve as a guide for mariners; as, the Ambrose lightship off New York was rammed and damaged in 1950 by the Santa Monica.
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