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Electric discharge   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk dɪstʃˈɑrdʒ/   Listen
Electric discharge

Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.  Synonyms: arc, discharge, electric arc, spark.

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"Electric discharge" Quotes from Famous Books

... stratum of atmospheric air; the clouds are known to be large masses of watery vapour, which descend in rain-drops when sufficiently condensed; and the lightning is known to be a flash of light accompanying an electric discharge. But these conceptions are extremely recondite, and have been attained only through centuries of philosophizing and after careful observation and laborious experiment. To the untaught mind of a child or of an uncivilized man, it seems far more natural and plausible ...
— Myths and Myth-Makers - Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology • John Fiske

Words linked to "Electric discharge" :   corposant, Saint Ulmo's light, electrical conduction, electric arc, corona discharge, St. Elmo's fire, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, flashover, Saint Elmo's light, spark, Saint Ulmo's fire, discharge, corona, brush discharge

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