adjective, lither, lithest.
bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible:
the lithe body of a ballerina.
a less common word for lissom
flexible or supple
1768, from lithe + -some (1). Related: Lithesomely; lithesomeness.
Old English liðe “soft, mild, gentle, meek,” from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cf. Old Saxon lithi “soft, mild, gentle,” Old High German lindi, German lind, Old Norse linr, with characteristic loss of “n” before “th” in English), from PIE root *lent- “flexible” (cf. Latin lentus “flexible, pliant, slow,” Sanskrit lithi). In Middle English, used of the weather. Current sense of “easily flexible” is from c.1300. Related: Litheness.
[lith-ee-uh, lith-yuh] /ˈlɪθ i ə, ˈlɪθ yə/ noun 1. Chemistry. . /ˈlɪθɪə/ noun 1. another name for lithium oxide 2. lithium present in mineral waters as lithium salts
[li-thahy-uh-sis] /lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. the formation or presence of stony concretions, as calculi, in the body. /lɪˈθaɪəsɪs/ noun 1. (pathol) the formation of a calculus lithiasis li·thi·a·sis (lĭ-thī’ə-sĭs) n. pl. li·thi·a·ses (-sēz’) The formation of calculi of any kind, especially biliary or urinary calculi.
noun 1. a mineral water, natural or artificial, containing lithium salts. noun 1. a natural or artificial mineral water that contains lithium salts
[lith-ik] /ˈlɪθ ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or consisting of stone. 2. Petrology. pertaining to clastic rocks, either sedimentary or volcanic, containing a large proportion of debris from previously formed rocks: a lithic sandstone; lithic tuff. 3. Pathology. pertaining to stony concretions, or calculi, formed within the body, especially in the bladder. 4. Chemistry. of, […]