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load-shedding

or load·shed·ding

[lohd-shed-ing]
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noun
  1. the deliberate shutdown of electric power in a part or parts of a power-distribution system, generally to prevent the failure of the entire system when the demand strains the capacity of the system.

Origin of load-shedding

First recorded in 1945–50
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