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generator

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒen.ə.reɪ.tər/ us    /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɚ/
a machine that produces something, especially electricity
Translations of “generator”
in Korean 발전기…
in Arabic مُوَلِّد كَهْرَبائي…
in Portuguese gerador…
in Catalan generador…
in Japanese 発電機…
in Italian generatore, alternatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 產生器, (尤指)發電機…
in Russian генератор…
in Turkish elektrik enerjisi üreten makine, jeneratör…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生器, (尤指)发电机…
in Polish generator, prądnica…
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