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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.]
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
1. light produced by the combustion of illuminating gas.
2. a gas burner or gas jet for producing this kind of light.adj.