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electricadjective

us   /ɪˈlek·trɪk/
powered by electricity: electric current/power an electric light/motor
Something might be described as electric if it is very exciting: The aerial acrobats at the circus gave an electric performance.
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electricadjective

uk   /iˈlek.trɪk/ us   /iˈlek.trɪk/
  • electric adjective (POWER)

A2 using electricity for power: an electric blanket/car/kettle/light
informal relating to electricity: Our electric bill for July was $115.

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electricnoun [U]

/iˈlek.trɪk/ /iˈlek.trɪk/ informal
electricity: How much do you pay for gas and electric?
(Definition of electric from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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