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high-voltage

[hahy-vohl-tij] /ˈhaɪˈvoʊl tɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
operating on or powered by high voltage:
a high-voltage generator.
2.
Informal. dynamic; powerful:
a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • For example, high-voltage lighting along the fence would pose problems for bats.
  • To accommodate green energy, the grid needs not only more storage but more high-voltage power lines.
  • The high-voltage third rail that runs next to a set of train tracks is, of course, something to be avoided.
  • It is also used as a semiconductor in high-voltage applications.
  • It should also give it the resources to crack down on utilities that obstruct access to their high-voltage lines to trade power.
  • Take sulphur hexafluoride, a greenhouse gas used-among other things-as an insulator in some sorts of high-voltage equipment.
  • The critical infrastructure that solves this is high-voltage transmission.
  • The module on the left converts high-voltage alternating current from the grid to direct current.
  • The method involves a burst of high-voltage electricity, which acts to break up a polymer surface.
  • As high-voltage fashionistas, they know everyone who doesn't do anything.

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