sodium-vapour lamp

noun

a type of electric lamp consisting of a glass tube containing neon and sodium vapour at low pressure through which an electric current is passed to give an orange light. They are used in street lighting

Nearby words

  1. sodium thiosulfate,
  2. sodium thiosulphate,
  3. sodium tripolyphosphate,
  4. sodium-potassium pump,
  5. sodium-vapor lamp,
  6. sodom,
  7. sodom and gomorrah,
  8. sodoma, il,
  9. sodomise,
  10. sodomite

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