- 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?
Origin of gaslight
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Examples from the Web for gaslight
Paxton was in the Army and visited the Village on the weekends to play gigs at the Gaslight and the Commons.
The opening title card to Inside Llewyn Davis tells us that it is winter 1961 at the Gaslight Café in Greenwich Village.
Freddie, after one long look at him under the gaslight, knew who he was.The Old Tobacco Shop
By the gaslight Maurice got a fair view of his companion, and was led to wonder who he was.Tom, The Bootblack
The pine floor, the gaslight, and the voice of the auctioneer hold him.The Building of a Book
And it flourishes by gaslight; by day it is garish and forlorn.The Albert Gate Mystery
Now, as he lifts it up to read by the gaslight, survey him well.What Will He Do With It, Complete
- 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
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