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electricity

noun [U]  /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs·ət̬·i/ us  
a form of energy that provides power to motors and devices that create light or heat: They lived on an island with no electricity and no running water.
Translations of “electricity”
in Korean 전기…
in Arabic كَهْرَباء…
in French électricité…
in Turkish elektrik…
in Italian elettricità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電, 電能…
in Russian электричество…
in Polish elektryczność…
in Spanish electricidad…
in Portuguese eletricidade…
in German die Elektrizität…
in Catalan electricitat…
in Japanese 電気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电, 电能…
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