- the light produced by burning illuminating gas
- a gas jet or burner
To gaslight is to manipulate someone psychologically into believing they are crazy, or that the truth is incorrect. The 1938 play, Gas Light, featured a man psychologically tormenting his wife. Movies based on the play followed in Great Britain in 1940 and in the United States in 1944.
They realized he was gaslighting when they found proof of his deceptive manipulations.
of or suggesting the period when gaslight was used for lighting: gaslight melodrama
- Light produced by burning illuminating gas.
- A gas burner or lamp.
(third-person singular simple present gaslights, present participle gaslighting, simple past and past participle gaslighted)
- Patty and Adam gaslight Ashley, making her believe that Sabrina's ghost is haunting her.
- Raitt's big break came during a show at New York's Gaslight Alley.
- Ile-Rein is an interesting world, part Victorian gaslight, part torchlit Middle Earth.
- The Gaslight and Coke Company's works at Beckton are in the parish, and also extensive rubber works.