discharge lamp

noun

Definition of discharge lamp

: an electric lamp in which an enclosed gas or vapor glows or causes a phosphor coating on the lamp's inner surface to glow

First Known Use of discharge lamp

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Discharge lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discharge%20lamp. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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