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Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless....
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.