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St. Elmo's fire

Definition of the noun st. elmo's fire

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  1. an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere


"St. Elmo's Fire": St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham, is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre, and revolves around a group of friends that have just graduated from Georgetown University and their adjustment to their post-university lives and the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood.


  1. "St. Elmo's Fire": "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" is a song recorded by John Parr. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 7 September 1985 and peaked at number six in the UK, Parr's home country.
  2. "St. Elmo's Fire" is a composition.


St. Elmo's fire: St. Elmo's fire is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge from a sharp or pointed object in an strong electric field in the atmosphere.

  • also known as Saint Elmo's fire

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Slobodan Maldini: Dictionary of Exorcism/ Dictionary of Satanism

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'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes. (James McAvoy)
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