American dictionary Merriam-Webster has declared "Gaslighting" as  its word of the year.

Lookups for the 'Gaslighting' word on the website increased 1,740%  in 2022.

As per Merriam-Webster, Gaslighting is psychological manipulation  of a person.

If we go more precise, then it is a psychological manipulation of a  person usually over an extended  period of time.

It causes the victim to question  the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories  & typically leads to confusion.

It also causes loss of confidence & self-esteem, the uncertainty of one's emotional or mental stability, & a dependency on the perpetrator

The American dictionary also  explained it as a heinous tool  frequently used by abusers in  relationships  & by politicians  & other newsmakers.

Gaslighting can happen between romantic partners, within a broader family unit & among friends.

Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large said, “Gaslighting is a word that has risen so quickly in  the English language."

“It was a word looked up frequently every single day of the year,”  he added.