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electric

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adjective elec·tric \i-ˈlek-trik, ē-\

Simple Definition of electric

  • : of or relating to electricity

  • : operated by electricity

  • : providing electricity

Full Definition of electric

  1. 1 or elec·tri·cal play \-tri-kəl\ :  of, relating to, or operated by electricity <an electric current> <an electric heater>

  2. 2 :  exciting as if by electric shock <an electric performance> <an electric personality>; also :  charged with strong emotion <the room was electric with tension>

  3. 3 a :  electronic 3a b :  amplifying sound by electronic means —used of a musical instrument <an electric guitar>

  4. 4 :  very bright <electric blue> <electric orange>

elec·tri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of electric

  1. The device administers a mild electric shock.

  2. It plugs into any electric socket.

  3. The electrical cord is damaged.

  4. There's a problem with the building's electrical wiring.

  5. The pianist gave an electric performance.

  6. The atmosphere in the room was electric.



Origin of electric

New Latin electricus produced from amber by friction, electric, from Medieval Latin, of amber, from Latin electrum amber, electrum, from Greek ēlektron; akin to Greek ēlektōr beaming sun


First Known Use: 1675

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electric

noun elec·tric

Definition of electric

  1. 1 archaic :  a nonconductor of electricity used to excite or accumulate electricity

  2. 2 :  something (as a light, automobile, or train) operated by electricity



1646

First Known Use of electric

1646

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Medical Dictionary

electric

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adjective elec·tric \i-ˈlek-trik\

Medical Definition of electric

  1. :  of, relating to, or operated by electricity

  2. elec·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of electric

or elec·tri·cal \-tri-kəl\play



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