electric meaning

[ i'lektrik ] Pronunciation:   "electric" in a sentence
  • Adjective: electric  i'lektrik
    1. Using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
      "electric current"; "electric wiring"
      - electrical 
    2. (of a situation) exceptionally tense
      "an atmosphere electric with suspicion" 
    3. Affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
      "gave an electric reading of the play"
      - galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising [Brit]
    Noun: electric  i'lektrik
    1. A car that is powered by electricity
      - electric automobile, electric car

    Derived forms: electrics

    See also: electrically, electricity, exciting, tense

    Type of: auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

    Encyclopedia: Electric

  • [Electronics]
    1. Pertaining to electricity and its various
    electric absorption See DIELECTRIC ABSORP-

  • [Medicine]
    or elec·tri·cal adj : of, relating to, or operated by electricity — elec·tri·cal·ly adv


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  1. an electric heater consumes too much electricity.
  2. two like electric charges repel each other.
  3. he uses an electric razor for shaving.
  4. electric currents persisted only for a moment.
  5. sparks are spurting out from the electric wire.

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