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English definition of “energy”

energy

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈenədʒi/ ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES
the power from something such as electricity or oil, which can do work, such as providing light and heat: use/consume/waste energy 80% of the energy used to wash garments is needed to heat the water.save/conserve energy We aim to manage and conserve energy and water efficiently within all our premises.provide/produce/generate energy These power stations work 24 hours a day, providing energy to the nation. energy use/costs energy supply/production wind/wave/solar energy → See also eco-energy, green energy, non-renewable energy, renewable energy, sustainable energy
(Definition of energy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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