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intr.v. su·per·con·duct·ed, su·per·con·duct·ing, su·per·con·ducts
To allow the flow of electric current without resistance. Certain materials superconduct at low temperatures.

su′per·con·duc′tor (-dŭk′tər) n.
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vb (intr)
to conduct electricity very efficiently or without resistance, to act as a superconductor
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