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"Lit" appears to have changed its meaning gradually, from being illuminated, to be drunk, to being "happening", to being cool. Wiktionary gives these definitions:

Illuminated. He walked down the lit corridor.‎ (slang) intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; stoned. (slang) Sexually aroused (usually of a female), especially visibly sexually aroused. (slang) Excellent, fantastic; captivating. We ordered pizza and we're going to stay up all night. It's going to be lit.‎


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