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 for Electric fluid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fluid \Flu"id\, n.
     A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among
     themselves.
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     Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as
           species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy,
           the term was sometimes applied to electricity and
           magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic
           fluid, though not strictly appropriate; such usage has
           disappeared.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal
        to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
  
     Fluid ounce.
     (a) In the United States, a measure of capacity, in
         apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of
         a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is
         about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
     (b) In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth
         part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight
         of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
  
     Fluids of the body. (Physiol.) The circulating blood and
        lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal
        juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle
        serum are the more important fluids of the body. The
        tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined
        water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo
        with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per
        cent of water.
  
     Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic
     fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Electric \E*lec"tric\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]k), Electrical
  \E*lec"tric*al\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
     a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
     sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
     name came from the production of electricity by the friction
     of amber.]
     1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
        derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
        power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
        electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
        an electrical engineer.
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     2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
        an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
        electric generator.
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     3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar."
        --Mrs. Browning.
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     4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
        electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Electric atmosphere, or Electric aura. See under Aura.
        
  
     Electrical battery. See Battery.
  
     Electrical brush. See under Brush.
  
     Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph.
        
  
     Electric candle. See under Candle.
  
     Electric cat (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
        of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M.
        electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical
        organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
        sheathfish.
  
     Electric clock. See under Clock, and see
        Electro-chronograph.
  
     Electric current, a current or stream of electricity
        traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
        substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
        body to another which is in a different electrical state.
        
  
     Electric eel, or Electrical eel (Zo["o]l.), a South
        American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
        ({G. electricus), from two to five feet in length,
        capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
        Gymnotus.
  
     Electrical fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
        electrical organ by means of which it can give an
        electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo,
        the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric
        cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus.
  
     Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity;
        lightning. [archaic]
  
     Electrical image (Elec.), a collection of electrical points
        regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
        an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
        the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
  
     Electric machine, or Electrical machine, an apparatus for
        generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
        friction.
  
     Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2.
  
     Electric osmose. (Physics) See under Osmose.
  
     Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
        multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
        great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
        penhandle.
  
     Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for
        moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
  
     Electric ray (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
  
     Electric telegraph. See Telegraph.
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