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noun, Physics, Electricity.
any device for producing a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
electrostatic generator
Any of various devices, including the electrophorus, the Wimshurst machine, and especially the Van de Graaff generator, that generate or store high voltages by accumulating static electric charge.


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