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overcurrent

[oh-ver-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
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noun Electricity.
  1. a current of a magnitude that is greater than a limiting value, as the value at which a fuse melts.
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Origin of overcurrent

First recorded in 1930–35; over- + current
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