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static electricity

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
  • n. Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An electric charge that has built up on an insulated body, often due to friction.
  • n. The electric discharge from such a body.
  • n. Electrostatics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See the Note under Electricity, 1.

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

  • n. electricity produced by friction

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Examples

  • The static electricity in a midsummer dust storm had charred his neighbor Ebberson’s wheat fields like some science experiment gone awry.

    Plain Language

  • A shirt or pair of slacks made of Dynel would build up static electricity like polyester, causing everything to stick to it.

    Body of Evidence

  • Psy-4 could smell the ozone, feel that crackling static electricity twisting through the atmosphere, brushing past him.

    Time Was

  • When he passed behind me, I had felt like the victim of a child’s balloon game, with static electricity causing the hairs on the arm to rise and follow the balloon’s path back and forth above the skin — I had been almost painfully aware of quivering receptors following him about the room.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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