Definition of static electricity in English:

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static electricity

noun

[mass noun]
A stationary electric charge, typically produced by friction, which causes sparks or crackling or the attraction of dust or hair.
Example sentences
  • And even the wrong kind of electricity, such as a brief crackling spark of static electricity, can do in a small delicate electronic component.
  • Fire officials say gas station explosions like this are rare, but they can be sparked by static electricity or cell phones igniting the gasoline vapors.
  • Bringing it closer to his face, he could smell ozone and stifled a yelp as a spark of static electricity leaped from the blade to his nose.

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