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power failure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpower failureˈpower ˌfailure noun [countable]  a period of time when there is no electricity supply
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power failureThis will prevent the loss of much of your work in the event of a power failure or other mishap.It's only a power failure.The average freezer will keep food frozen for two days in the time of a blackout or a power failure.Half way between Victoria and Gatwick there was a power failure, the lights went out and the train ground to a halt.The last locally-caused power failure of greater magnitude was the Loma Prieta earthquake in October, 1989.Finally, an emergency lighting kit should always be ready in an accessible place, in case of a sudden power failure.
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