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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
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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
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On the other hand, I was married to an occasionally verbally and physically violent drug addict for 16 years with all the passion, intensity, gaslighting and insanity that sort of relationship entails.
With that said, Republicans shouldn't succumb to the gaslighting.
She called it gaslighting, a form of psychological manipulation aimed at gaining more power by 'making the target question his or her reality.