1 adj An electric device or machine works by means of electricity, rather than using some other source of power.
usu ADJ n
...her electric guitar.
2 adj An electric current, voltage, or charge is one that is produced by electricity.
3 adj Electric plugs, sockets, or power lines are designed to carry electricity.
4 adj Electric is used to refer to the supply of electricity.
INFORMAL ADJ n
An average electric bill might go up $2 or $3 per month...
5 adj If you describe the atmosphere of a place or event as electric, you mean that people are in a state of great excitement. The mood in the hall was electric.
electric blanket ( electric blankets plural ) An electric blanket is a blanket with wires inside it which carry an electric current that keeps the blanket warm. n-count
electric blue , electric-blue
Something that is electric blue is very bright blue in colour. colour
electric chair ( electric chairs plural ) Theelectric chair is a method of killing criminals, used especially in the United States, in which a person is strapped to a special chair and killed by a powerful electric current. n-count usu the N in sing
electric shock ( electric shocks plural ) If you get an electric shock, you get a sudden painful feeling when you touch something which is connected to a supply of electricity. n-count
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