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disruptive discharge

noun, Electricity
1.
the sudden, large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from complete failure of the medium under electrostatic stress.
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Examples from the web for disruptive discharge
  • Flashover: a disruptive discharge through the air around or over the surface of an insulator.
  • Breakdown voltage means the voltage at which a disruptive discharge takes place through or over the surface of insulation.
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disruptive discharge

noun
1.
a sudden large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from failure of the medium to withstand an applied electric field
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