Translation of "electricity" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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electricitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌel.ɪkˈtrɪs.ə.ti/ us /iˌlekˈtrɪs.ə.t̬i/

A2 a form of energy that can be produced in several ways and that provides power to devices that create light, heat, etc.

电;电能
The electricity has been turned off. 电已被断掉了。
an electricity generating company 发电公司
powered/heated by electricity 电动/电热供暖
an electricity bill 电费

More examples

  • Underground cables carry electricity to all parts of the city.
  • Someone has turned off the electricity supply.
  • The wind farm may be able to generate enough electricity for 2000 homes.
  • I pay my electricity bill by direct debit.
  • Many people are living in encampments around the city with no electricity or running water.

(Translation of “electricity” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)