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flashover
American English: /ˈflæʃˌoʊvər/
British English: /ˈflaʃəʊvə/

Translation of flashover in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countable
  • 1.1 (Electricity)
    descarga (feminine) disruptiva
    (entre conductores)
    Example sentences
    • The insulator structure may reduce the occurrence of flashovers to and from the gate lines and emitters when the field emitter device is used in a display.
    • In an instant, an avalanche of electrons is rolling over the surface in a catastrophic flashover.
    • Section 232 requires workers to wear flame resistant outerwear if they could be exposed to a flash fire or electrical equipment flashover.
    1.2 (of fire)
    ignición (feminine) generalizada
    Example sentences
    • Minutes after they escaped, there was a fire flashover and the whole building went up in flames.
    • They were faced with the possibility of a flashover as the fire, in a matter of minutes, progressed to a stage where it was producing copious amounts of thick smoke.
    • In as little as three minutes, a small fire can erupt into flashover.

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