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light bulbnoun [C]

(also lightbulb)  /ˈlɑɪtˌbʌlb/
a ​roundedglasscontainer that ​produces light when an ​electriccurrent is ​passed through it
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light bulbnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪt ˌbʌlb/  us   /ˈlaɪt ˌbʌlb/ (also bulb)
a ​roundedglasscontainer with a ​thinthread of ​metal inside that ​produceslight when an ​electriccurrent goes through it
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Translations of “light bulb”
in Arabic لَمْبة…
in Korean 전구…
in Portuguese lâmpada…
in Catalan bombeta…
in Japanese 電球…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电灯泡…
in Turkish ampul…
in Russian (электрическая) лампочка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電燈泡…
in Italian lampadina…
in Polish żarówka…
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