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View synonyms for mercury-vapor lamp

mercury-vapor lamp

[ mur-kyuh-ree-vey-per ]

noun

, Electricity.
  1. a lamp producing a light with a high actinic and ultraviolet content by means of an electric arc in mercury vapor.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mercury-vapor lamp1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example Sentences

The Cooper Hewitt mercury vapor lamp is a tube filled with the vapor of mercury, and a current is sent throughp.

A person's face looks ghastly by the greenish light of a mercury-vapor lamp.

A red postage stamp looks greenish gray in the green light of a mercury-vapor lamp.

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