electrical discharge

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Noun1.electrical discharge - a discharge of electricity
discharge - the sudden giving off of energy
nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse, impulse - the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber; "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
spike - a transient variation in voltage or current
atmospheric electricity - electrical discharges in the atmosphere
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for he had been awakened, and heard the crackle of the electrical discharge.
We recognize that emotion is not enough, and that men and women are personalities capable of sustained relations, not mere opportunities for an electrical discharge.
Thermo physical model of electrical discharge machining," Journal of Manufacturing Process, 12: 45-56.
In electrical discharge machining (EDM), erosion of work part occursdue to thermo-electric energy between the electrode and work part.
By moving the die-sink EDM tool (or metal wire electrode, as in wire EDM) and repeatedly bringing it close enough to the workpiece to induce an electrical discharge, this process can cut desired shapes into the metal.
Dr Ian Schofield, a consultant neurophysiologist with expertise in how electric currents affect the nervous system, said even if an electrical discharge went through Moat, it would not have made him act involuntarily.
Lightning refers to one of the several forms of visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms.
Newcastle coroner David Mitford told a pre-inquest review that a neuro-physiologist could be called, saying the expert would be "someone able to consider the effects of electrical discharge on a human and the nervous system".
Some specific topics covered are ozone generation with cold plasmas for water treatment, microscopy as an analysis tool for studying plasma applications, bacterial biofilm inactivation by gas-discharge plasmas, and decontamination of chemical and microbial targets using gilding electrical discharge.
When the battery is lodged in the oesophagus, chemicals can leak out, causing an electrical discharge that burns and destroys tissue.
India, June 13 -- Sodick has introduced the VZ300L and VZ500L linear motor driven wire-cut electrical discharge machines (EDMs).

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