from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In electricity, the act of connecting to earth; grounding.

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  • verb Present participle of earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fastening electrical equipment to earth


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