discharge lamp

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discharge lamp was in 1893

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“Discharge lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discharge%20lamp. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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