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e·lec·tric

 (ĭ-lĕk′trĭk)
adj.
1. also e·lec·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl) Of, relating to, producing, or operated by electricity: electric current; an electrical device.
2.
a. Of or related to sound created or altered by an electrical or electronic device.
b. Amplified by an electronic device: an electric guitar.
3.
a. Emotionally exciting; thrilling: an electric reading of the play.
b. Exceptionally tense; highly charged with emotion: an atmosphere electric with suspicion.
n.
An electrically powered machine or vehicle: Our mower is an electric.

[New Latin ēlectricus, deriving from amber, as by rubbing, from Latin ēlectrum, amber, from Greek ēlektron.]

e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.

electric

(ɪˈlɛktrɪk)
adj
1. (General Physics) of, derived from, produced by, producing, transmitting, or powered by electricity: electric current; an electric cord; an electric blanket; an electric fence; an electric fire.
2. (Instruments) (of a musical instrument) amplified electronically: an electric guitar; an electric mandolin.
3. very tense or exciting; emotionally charged: an electric atmosphere.
n
4. informal an electric train, car, etc
5. informal Brit electricity or electrical power
6. (plural) an electric circuit or electric appliances
[C17: from New Latin electricus amber-like (because friction causes amber to become charged), from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron, of obscure origin]
Usage: See at electronic

e•lec•tric

(ɪˈlɛk trɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock.
2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord.
3. heated by electricity: an electric blanket.
4. thrilling; exciting.
5. (of a musical instrument)
b. amplified by electronic devices: an electric guitar.
6. vivid; intense: electric blue.
n.
7. something, as an appliance or toy, operated by electricity.
[1640–50; < New Latin electricus= Latin ēlectr(um) amber (see electrum) + -icus -ic]

e·lec·tric

(ĭ-lĕk′trĭk) also e·lec·tri·cal (ĭ-lĕk′trĭ-kəl)
Relating to or operated by electricity: electric power; an electrical appliance. See Note at electronic.

electric

electricalelectronic
1. 'electric'

You use electric in front of nouns to talk about particular machines or devices that use electricity.

The boat runs on an electric motor.
I switched on the electric fire.
2. 'electrical'

You use electrical when you are talking in a more general way about machines, devices, or systems that use or produce electricity. Electrical is typically used in front of nouns such as equipment, appliance, and component.

They sell electrical appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.
We are waiting for a shipment of electrical equipment.

You also use electrical to talk about people or organizations connected with the production of electricity or electrical goods.

Jan is an electrical engineer.
They work in the electrical engineering industry.
3. 'electronic'

You use electronic to talk about a device that has transistors or silicon chips that control and change the electric current running through the device, or to describe a process or activity using electronic devices.

Mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices must be switched off.
They use electronic surveillance systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric - a car that is powered by electricityelectric - a car that is powered by electricity
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
Adj.1.electric - using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity; "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm"
2.electric - (of a situation) exceptionally tense; "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
3.electric - affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"

electric

adjective
1. electric-powered, powered, cordless, battery-operated, electrically-charged, mains-operated her electric guitar
2. charged, exciting, stirring, thrilling, stimulating, dynamic, tense, rousing, electrifying The atmosphere in the hall was electric.
Translations
كَهْرُبائيكَهْرَبائِيّمُثير، مليء بالإثارَه
elektrický
elektriskladetspændt
sähköinen
električan
elektromosvibráló
æsandi, spennandi; rafmagnaîurraf-, rafmagns-
電気の
전기의
električen
elektriskel-
เกี่ยวกับไฟฟ้า
điện

electric

[ɪˈlektrɪk]
A. ADJ [appliance, current, motor] → eléctrico
the atmosphere was electric (fig) → el ambiente era electrizanteel ambiente estaba cargado de electricidad
B. CPD [blanket, cooker, fire, guitar, mixer, organ] → eléctrico
electric bill N (US) → factura f or (Sp) recibo m de la electricidad
electric blue Nazul m eléctrico
electric chair Nsilla f eléctrica
to go to the electric chairacabar en la silla eléctrica
electric charge Ncarga f eléctrica
electric eel Nanguila f eléctrica
electric eye Ncélula f fotoeléctrica
electric fence Nvalla f electrificada, cercado m electrificado
electric field Ncampo m eléctrico
electric kettle Nhervidora f de agua eléctrica
electric light Nluz f eléctrica
electric ray N (Zool) → torpedo m
electric shock N (from wire, socket) → descarga f eléctrica; (from static electricity) → calambre m
I got an electric shock from the tapel grifo me dio calambre
electric shock treatment Ntratamiento m por electrochoque
electric storm Ntormenta f eléctrica
electric window(s) N(PL) (Aut) → elevalunas m inv eléctrico

electric

[ɪˈlɛktrɪk] adj
[appliance] → électrique
an electric guitar → une guitare électrique
(= very exciting) → électrique

electric

adj
(lit: = powered by electricity, generated) → elektrisch; (= carrying electricity)Strom-; electric car/vehicleElektroauto nt; electric razorElektrorasierer m; electric mixer/kettleelektrischer Mixer/Wasserkocher
(fig: = exciting) atmosphere, moodwie elektrisiert; the effect was electricdas hatte eine tolle Wirkung
n
(inf: = electricity) → Elektrizität f, → Elektrik f (inf)
electrics plStrom m; (Aut) → Elektrik f

electric

:
electric-arc welding
nLichtbogenschweißung f
electric bill
n (inf)Stromrechnung f
electric blanket
nHeizdecke f
electric blue
nStahlblau nt
electric-blue
adjstahlblau
electric cable
nStromkabel nt
electric chair
electric charge
electric circuit
electric cooker
nElektroherd m
electric current
electric eel
nZitteraal m
electric eye
nFotozelle f
electric fence
nElektrozaun m
electric field
electric fire
electric furnace
n (= blast furnace)elektrischer Hochofen; (= kiln)elektrischer Brennofen
electric guitar
electric heater

electric

:
electric light
electric lighting
electric motor
nElektromotor m
electric organ
electric plug
n(Strom)stecker m
electric ray
n (Zool) → Zitterrochen m
electric shock
adj attr electric treatmentElektroschocktherapie f; to give somebody electric treatmentjdn mit Elektroschock behandeln
electric socket
n(Strom)steckdose f
electric storm
nGewitter nt
electric toothbrush
electric train
nElektrozug m; (= model train set)elektrische Eisenbahn
electric window
electric wiring
nStromleitungen pl, → elektrische Leitungen pl

electric

[ɪˈlɛktrɪk] adjelettrico/a
the atmosphere was electric (fig) → l'atmosfera era elettrica

electricity

(elekˈtrisəti) noun
a form of energy used to give heat, light, power etc. worked by electricity; Don't waste electricity.
electric (əˈlektrik) adjective
1. of, produced by, or worked by electricity. electric light.
2. full of excitement. The atmosphere in the theatre was electric.
eˈlectrical adjective
related to electricity. electrical engineering; electrical appliances; an electrical fault.
eˈlectrically adverb
Is this machine electrically operated?
ˌelecˈtrician (-ʃən) noun
a person whose job is to make, install, repair etc electrical equipment. The electrician mended the electric fan.
eˈlectrified (-faid) adjective
supplied or charged with electricity. an electrified fence.
eˈlectrify (-fai) verb
1. to convert (a railway etc) to the use of electricity as the moving power.
2. to excite or astonish. The news electrified us.
eˌlectrifiˈcation (-fi) noun
eˈlectrifying adjective
an electrifying speech.
electric chair
a chair used to execute criminals by sending a powerful electric current through them.

electric

كَهْرَبائِيّ elektrický elektrisk elektrisch ηλεκτρικός eléctrico sähköinen électrique električan elettrico 電気の 전기의 elektrisch elektrisk elektryczny elétrico электрический elektrisk เกี่ยวกับไฟฟ้า elektrikli điện 电的

electric

a. eléctrico-a;
___ currentcorriente ___;
___ eyeojo mágico, ojo ___.

electric, electrical

adj eléctrico
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I remember that odor from the time we went hunting with your electric rifle in the jungle, and got near the den in the rocks where the tigers lived.
One night there was a beautiful electric storm, though not enough rain fell to damage the cut grain.
Or, once more, the electric thrill would give her warning -- "Behold Hester, here is a companion
For did ye three but once take the full-forced shock, then mine own electric thing, that had perhaps expired from out me.
Along one side of the room ran a narrow gallery, a few feet from the floor; into which gallery the cattle were driven by men with goads which gave them electric shocks.
It seemed to her as if strength poured into her in electric streams, from every gentle touch and movement of the sleeping, confiding child.
By the time I had recovered from the electric sur- prise of this remark, he was gone.
He would only need to hollow it out and put in the electric light.
If the twins could but do some crowning act now to climax it, something usual, something startling, something to concentrate upon themselves the company's loftiest admiration, something in the nature of an electric surprise--
Tom was about to take refuge in a lie, when he saw two long tails of yellow hair hanging down a back that he recognized by the electric sympathy of love; and by that form was THE ONLY VACANT PLACE on the girls' side of the school-house.
The dim forehead was crowned with a star; the lineaments below were seen as through the suffusion of vapour; the eyes shone dark and wild; the hair streamed shadowy, like a beamless cloud torn by storm or by electric travail.
The first creak of the oak startled him like an electric shock: the light leaped from his hold to a distance of some feet, and his agitation was so extreme, that he could hardly pick it up.