[ noun ] electric lamp consisting of a glass bulb containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

With these gadgets - impressive to the gullible because of their flashing light_bulbs , ticks , and buzzes - he then carries_out a vicious medical con_game , capitalizing on people 's respect for the electrical and atomic wonders of our scientific age .

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