from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various devices, including the electrophorus, the Wimshurst machine, and especially the Van de Graaff generator, that generate high voltages by accumulating large quantities of electric charge.
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- noun electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
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