dielectric

noun di·elec·tric \ ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-trik \

Definition of dielectric

: a nonconductor of direct electric current

dielectric

adjective

Origin and Etymology of dielectric

dia- + electric


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dielectric

noun di·elec·tric \ ˌdī-i-ˈlek-trik \

medical Definition of dielectric

: a nonconductor of direct electric current

dielectric

adjective

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