overcurrent

[ oh-ver-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr- /

noun Electricity.

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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