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gas·​lit ˈgas-ˌlit How to pronounce gaslit (audio)
: illuminated by gaslight


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past and past participle of gaslight entry 2

Examples of gaslit in a Sentence

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But underneath the skepticism, something else nagged at me: the sense that my incertitude was a metastasis of our jittery, gaslit world, where baseline reality is increasingly in dispute. New York Times, 27 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use


1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gaslit was in 1837

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“Gaslit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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