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noun [uncountable] electricity pronunciation in British English /ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti/
  1. a form of energy that can produce light, heat, and power for machines, computers, televisions etc

    The machines run on electricity.

    an electricity supply

    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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