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electric discharge

(physics) another name for discharge (sense 20b)
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  • In 1879, during a violent storm at night, the electric discharge fell on a little fish-pond in which a number of fish sported.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • The pungent odor of ozone from the electric discharge filled the room.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • We hear the sound of the thunder only some seconds after the electric discharge of the cloud.

  • The bad air has been cleared and made life-supporting by the electric discharge.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • One will understand this more easily when it is realized that at every electric discharge she runs away to escape the pain.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • Every electric discharge is essentially a hurried rush of electrons.

  • Almost always the cloud torn open by the electric discharge dissolves in rain or hail.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • The electric spark, the arc, the electric discharge in a vacuum tube, and the flame are the means usually employed.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Standing near the station on a dark night one can see nothing, but can hear only the terrific snapping of the electric discharge.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • But as he approached he felt an electric discharge of uncordiality which could mean but one thing.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North

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