gaslit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gas +‎ lit

Adjective[edit]

gaslit (not comparable)

  1. Illuminated by burning gas.
    The gaslit streets of Victorian London felt much safer than the dark alleyways to either side.
  1. of or resembling a time, especially the 1890s, when gaslight was widely used
    the gaslit era

Verb[edit]

  1. To deceive, bamboozle.
    You're wondering if one of them gaslit the owner. ~ Elementary (TV Series) S03E20
  1. to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation
  2. To manipulate events and situations in order to make a person believe that he or she is crazy.
    From the 1944 movie with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.