noun (plural -ties) Date: 1646 1. a. a fundamental form of energy observable in positive and negative forms that occurs naturally (as in lightning) or is produced (as in a generator) and that is expressed in terms of the movement and interaction of electrons b. electric current or power 2. a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity 3. keen contagious excitement <
could feel the electricity in the room

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