Floodlighting

floodlight

[fluhd-lahyt]
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:
1920–25; flood + light1

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floodlight (ˈflʌdˌlaɪt)
 
n
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
 
vb , -lights, -lighting, -lit
3.  (tr) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight

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