Gaslighting (word of the year)

As many folks probably know by now, “gaslighting” is the Merriam-Webster 2022 Word of the Year. It’s become a cultural touchstone, a commonplace term. Defined as “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone, especially for one’s own advantage,” gaslighting typically applies to the actions of manipulative, abusive men, often in romantic relationship settings. What is less known is the asylum context of the word.