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floodlight

[fluhd-lahyt] /ˈflʌdˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a rather large given area.
2.
a lamp or projector that produces such a light.
verb (used with object), floodlighted or floodlit, floodlighting.
3.
to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; flood + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for flood-light

floodlight

/ˈflʌdˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a broad intense beam of artificial light, esp as used in the theatre or to illuminate the exterior of buildings
2.
the lamp or source producing such light
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit
3.
(transitive) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight
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