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gas·light

(găs′līt′)
n.
1. Light produced by burning illuminating gas.
2. A gas burner or lamp.
tr.v. gas·light·ed or gas·lit , gas·light·ing, gas·lights
To psychologically manipulate (someone) so that they question their memories, perception, or sanity: "Feminists are often gaslighted into believing that holding their partners accountable for promoting gender equality is unreasonable" (Suzannah Weiss).

[gas + light. Verb, after the play Gas Light (1938) by British playwright Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) and its film adaptations, in particular Gaslight (1944), in which a woman experiences strange events, such as the unexplained dimming of the gaslights in her house, and doubts her own sanity when she is told she is imagining or misremembering her experiences.]

gaslight

(ˈɡæsˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Chemistry) a type of lamp in which the illumination is produced by an incandescent mantle heated by a jet of gas
2. (Chemistry) the light produced by such a lamp

gas•light

(ˈgæsˌlaɪt)

n.
1. light produced by the combustion of illuminating gas.
2. a gas burner or gas jet for producing this kind of light.
adj.
[1800–10]
gas′light`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaslight - light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gasgaslight - light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
Translations
kaasulamppukaasuvalo
gázlámpa

gaslight

[ˈgæslaɪt] Nluz f de gas, alumbrado m de gas

gaslight

gas light [ˈgæslaɪt] n
(= lamp) → lampe f à gaz
(= light from gas lamp) → lueur f d'une lampe à gazgas lighter n (for cooker)allume-gaz m invgas main ncanalisation f de gaz

gaslight

[ˈgæsˌlaɪt] nilluminazione f a gas
References in classic literature ?
On week-days her breakfast cost ten cents; she made coffee and cooked an egg over the gaslight while she was dressing.
The Major was still looking at him quietly, but with protruding eyes, when the front door was flung open, releasing a flood of gaslight on the face of the fading mist; and another figure in pyjamas sprang or tumbled out into the garden.
A black ruler gagged him, the ends lashed behind his neck, the blood upon it caked to bronze in the gaslight.
In the thoroughfares where shops abound, the sordid struggle with poverty shows itself unreservedly on the filthy pavement; gathers its forces through the week; and, strengthening to a tumult on Saturday night, sees the Sunday morning dawn in murky gaslight.
As she did so the gaslight struck on the gold of her wedding-ring,
Two hundred people sat at little tables on the sidewalk, sipping wine and coffee; the streets were thronged with light vehicles and with joyous pleasure-seekers; there was music in the air, life and action all about us, and a conflagration of gaslight everywhere!
Ah, children of the sunlight and the gaslight, how little you know of the world in which you live!
See how the folk swarm over yonder in the gaslight.
By dint of roaring at the top of his voice under a flaring gaslight, clenching his fists, knitting his brows, setting his teeth, and pounding with his arms, he had taken so much out of himself by this time, that he was brought to a stop, and called for a glass of water.
It was moonlight and gaslight besides, and very still and serene.
The gaslight which I had left lit for Jonathan, but turned down, came only like a tiny red spark through the fog, which had evidently grown thicker and poured into the room.
In the flaring gaslight of the Lodge, several Collegians were basking; some taking leave of visitors, and some who had no visitors, watching the frequent turning of the key, and conversing with one another and with Mr Chivery.