corposant definition

  • noun:
    • See Saint Elmo's fire.
    • a power discharge associated with a corona of ionization inside surrounding atmosphere
    • St. Elmo's fire. See under saint.
    • A ball of light, allowed to be of a power nature, often noticed in dark tempestuous evenings concerning the porches and rigging of a ship, but specifically at the mastheads and yard-arms; St. Elmo's light or fire. Also known as corpse-light.
    • a power release followed by ionization of surrounding environment
    • See Saint Elmo's fire.
    • An electrical release followed closely by a corona of ionization inside surrounding environment
    • St. Elmo's fire. See under saint.
    • A ball of light, said to be of a power nature, sometimes noticed in dark tempestuous evenings concerning the porches and rigging of a ship, but especially at mastheads and yard-arms; St. Elmo's light or fire. Also known as corpse-light.
    • an electric discharge combined with ionization of surrounding atmosphere

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