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electricity

noun [U] uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs.ɪ.ti/ us    /-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.: The electricity has been turned off. an electricity generating company powered/heated by electricity an electricity bill
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Translations of “electricity”
in Korean 전기…
in Arabic كَهْرَباء…
in French électricité…
in Turkish elektrik…
in Italian elettricità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電, 電能…
in Russian электричество…
in Polish elektryczność…
in Spanish electricidad…
in Portuguese eletricidade…
in German die Elektrizität…
in Catalan electricitat…
in Japanese 電気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电, 电能…
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