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  • n. The difference between the electric potential of an electrode or cell under the passage of a current and the thermodynamic value of the electrode or cell potential in the absence of electrolysis; overpotential.
  • n. The hazardous condition that occurs when the voltage in a circuit is raised above that for which it was designed.

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