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noun [uncountable] electricity pronunciation in American English /ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti/electricity pronunciation in American English /ˌilekˈtrɪsəti/
  1. a form of energy that can produce light, heat, and power for machines, computers, televisions, etc.
    The machines run on electricity.
    a supply of electricity
    Switch off the electricity before you attempt any repairs.
    generate/produce electricity: Household waste could be burned to generate electricity.
    conduct electricity (=let it pass through): Salt water conducts electricity more easily.


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