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light bulb

noun [C] uk   us   (also bulb)
a rounded glass container with a thin thread of metal inside that produces light when an electric current goes through it
Translations of “light bulb”
in Korean 전구…
in Arabic لَمْبة…
in Portuguese lâmpada…
in Catalan bombeta…
in Japanese 電球…
in Italian lampadina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電燈泡…
in Russian (электрическая) лампочка…
in Turkish ampul…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电灯泡…
in Polish żarówka…
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