magnesium light


the strongly actinic white light produced when magnesium is burned: used in photography, signaling, pyrotechnics, etc.

Nearby words

  1. magnesite,
  2. magnesium,
  3. magnesium arsenate,
  4. magnesium carbonate,
  5. magnesium hydroxide,
  6. magnesium oxide,
  7. magnesium peroxide,
  8. magnesium salicylate,
  9. magnesium silicate,
  10. magnesium sulfate

Origin of magnesium light

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019