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[gas-lit] /ˈgæsˌlɪt/

having illumination provided by burning :
gaslit streets.
of or resembling a time, especially the 1890s, when gaslight was widely used:
the gaslit era.
[gas-lahyt] /ˈgæsˌlaɪt/
light produced by the combustion of illuminating gas.
a or for producing this kind of light.
(def 2).
verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:
How do you know if your partner is gaslighting you?
a type of lamp in which the illumination is produced by an incandescent mantle heated by a jet of gas
the light produced by such a lamp

to manipulate someone into questioning their own sanity; to subtly drive someone crazy
Word Origin

Usage Note

slang; gaslighting, n


To deceive someone systematically: He set me up and has been gaslighting me

[1950s+; fr the 1944 movie Gaslight, in which a man attempts to drive his wife mad by causing her to mistrust her senses]


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