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light·ning

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.
References in classic literature ?
Lo, I am a herald of the lightning, and a heavy drop out of the cloud: the lightning, however, is the SUPERMAN.--
I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud--man.
He came to rest in the roadway of the street at the bottom, lying on his back, with a great flash of lightning over his face--a vivid, silent flash of lightning which blinded him utterly.
[USPRwire, Wed Aug 21 2019] Lightning Protection Technologies Market Introduction The function of the lightning protection system is to protect the structure from mechanical destruction and fire and to prevent injuries and death of people in the buildings or structures.
I said we had better get home as the dog doesn't like lightning, so thankfully we went home earlier than we would have done.
The MIAA issued a red lightning alert at 6:25 a.m., and lowered this to a yellow alert at 6:45 a.m.
Marani MCA Dennis Ombachi had earlier sought a statement from the department of transport, roads and public works concerning the installation of lightning arresters in school, public institutions and residential houses.
That is because you may not have been close enough to the lightning to hear the thunder clap, according tothe Met Office.
The Miaa said that the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)raised the red lightning alert at 7:13 p.m.
[ClickPress, Thu Jul 18 2019] Lightning protection technologies ensure complete protection from lightning risk by intercepting, conducting, and dispersing electricity safely to the earth's surface.
MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal cited that there are 20 lightning arresters to ensure better protection coverage.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals have twenty (20) lightning arresters which were upgraded in 2016 to ensure better protection coverage.