load-shedding

or load·shed·ding

[lohd-shed-ing]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. load off one's mind, a,
  2. load shedding,
  3. load the dice,
  4. load-line mark,
  5. load-lugger,
  6. loaded,
  7. loaded for bear,
  8. loaded question,
  9. loader,
  10. loadie

Origin of load-shedding

First recorded in 1945–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019