Brownout



the elimination of some or reduction of all electric lights of a city, especially as a precaution against attack in time of war.
any curtailment of electric power, as by a severe storm.
noun (mainly US)
a dimming or reduction in the use of electric lights in a city, esp to conserve electric power or as a defensive precaution in wartime
a temporary reduction in electrical power Compare blackout (sense 3)
a temporary slowing down of the workings of the internet caused when too many users attempt to access it at the same time

Note: This reduced voltage can result in damage to many electronic devices.

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