static electricity


static electricity

noun

: electricity that collects on the surface of something and does not flow as a current and can cause a mild shock if you touch it

Full Definition of STATIC ELECTRICITY

:  electricity that consists of isolated motionless charges (as those produced by friction)

Examples of STATIC ELECTRICITY

  1. In dry weather, static electricity can cause clothes to cling.

First Known Use of STATIC ELECTRICITY

circa 1844

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