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lava lamp

noun [C] uk   us  
a decorative electric lamp in which a brightly coloured amount of wax moves up and down a container full of transparent liquid, forming new shapes as it does so
Translations of “lava lamp”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熔岩燈(一種裝飾性燈具)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熔岩灯(一种装饰性灯具)…
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