from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lamp that radiates ultraviolet rays used in therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.
  • n. A high-intensity lamp with parabolic mirrors, used in photography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lamp that produces ultraviolet radiation; used for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.
  • n. A high-intensity lamp, used to produce an illusion of daylight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mercury-vapor lamp used in medical or cosmetic treatments


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