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astrapophobia, keraunophobia.
Drug slang A regional term for amphetamine
Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive atmospheric discharge of electricity, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and rarely also during volcanic eruptions or dust storms

lightning

Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive discharge of electricity. Cf Lightening.

lightning

visible discharge of electricity between storm clouds or between the clouds and an earthing point at ground level.

lightning injury
exposure to high voltage electric shock by means of a lightning strike, which causes sudden nervous shock and unconsciousness or permanent cessation of medullary vital centers, resulting in sudden death. Animals that recover may have residual signs. Called also lightning strike. Fish in enclosed waters, e.g. farmed fish, may have their backs broken by lightning striking the water.
lightning strike
when lightning finds an earthing point.
References in classic literature ?
A second flash of lightning rent the darkness, and was followed by a score of others in quick succession.
In this part of Africa, during the equatorial storms, it is not rare to count from thirty to thirty-five flashes of lightning per minute.
The latter, however, continued to ascend, while the lightning described tangents to the convexity of her circumference; but she bore on, right through the midst of the fire.
June 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partners from the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) the National Weather Service (NWS) and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center gathered at Storyland Amusement Park https://www.
Kirby Best, a veteran executive and leader in the printing and book manufacturing industries, today was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Lightning Source Inc.
para]]Protecting people and property is theme emphasized for Lightning Safety Awareness Week[[/para]]
uk customers place an order for a book that is in the Lightning Source Digital Library, Lightning Source will print the titles "on demand" - whether the order is for one book or any number of books with Lightning Sources' true one-at-a-time print-on-demand technology.
para]]Building Lightning Safe Communities initiative brings fun and educational events to NH[[/para]]
para]]During National Electrical Safety Month, LPI raises awareness for lightning, an overlooked electrical hazard[[/para]]