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Electric discharge   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk dɪstʃˈɑrdʒ/   Listen
Electric discharge

Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.  Synonyms: arc, discharge, electric arc, spark.

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"Electric discharge" Quotes from Famous Books

... battery containing stored electricity (brain-cells, nervous energy); the controller, which is connected with the cells by wiring (the receptors and the nerve-fibers); and an accelerator for increasing the electric discharge (thyroid gland?). The machine is so constructed that it acts as a whole for the accomplishment of a single purpose. When the controller is adjusted for going ahead (adequate stimulus of a receptor), then the conducting paths (the final common ...
— The Origin and Nature of Emotions • George W. Crile

... naturally associated with them. I cannot refrain from recalling here the beautiful idea put forth, I believe, by Berzelius in his development of his views of the electro-chemical theory of affinity, that the heat and light evolved during cases of powerful combination are the consequence of the electric discharge which is at the moment taking place. The idea is in perfect accordance with the view I have taken of the quantity of electricity associated ...
— The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science • Various

Words linked to "Electric discharge" :   spark, discharge, electrical conduction, arc, Saint Ulmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, electric arc, St. Elmo's fire, corona discharge, flashover, electric glow, brush discharge, Saint Elmo's fire, corona, corposant, Saint Elmo's light

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