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Main Entry: 1elec·tric
Pronunciation: i-primarystresslek-trik
Function: adjective
Etymology: from scientific Latin electricus "produced from amber by friction," derived from earlier Latin electrum "amber," derived from Greek emacronlektron (same meaning); so called because static electricity was first discovered by the friction produced by rubbing a piece of amber
1 or elec·tri·cal /-tri-kschwal/ : of, relating to, operated by, or produced by electricity <an electric current> <an electric charge> <an electric stove>
2 : having a thrilling effect <an electric performance>
- elec·tri·cal·ly /-tri-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb
- elec·tri·cal·ness /-kschwal-nschwas/ noun

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