What does Ambient Abuse mean?

Ambient Abuse meaning in Urban Dictionary

a type of intimidation or emotional misuse, often known as Gaslighting. where false information is provided to your sufferer, making them question their particular memory, perception and quite often, their sanity. The classic exemplory case of ambient punishment would be to very subtly toy with another person's environment in a fashion that you realize they may be certain to notice, but then reject knowing anything about it, and also to describe which they "must be imagining things" if they challenge these changes. Doing this on a long term and/or methodical foundation (as opposed to the occasional useful joke) aided by the intention to cause distress and damage will be considered ambient abuse.A more mental concept of background punishment is "a growing frequency of methodically withholding informative information from, and/or providing false information to, the victim - getting the gradual effect of making all of them anxious, puzzled, and less capable trust their memory and perception.