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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: electricus, from Latin electrum 'amber'; because electricity was first made by rubbing amber

electric

adjective
     
electric
Related topics: Electrical
e‧lec‧tric S2 W3
1TEE needing electricity to work, produced by electricity, or used for carrying electricity
electric light/kettle/cooker etc
the heat from a small electric fire
electric current/power/charge (=a flow of electricity)
an electric blanket (=one with electric wires in it, used for making a bed warm)
2 making people feel very excited:
The atmosphere in the courtroom was electric.

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