Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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ELEC''TRIC, n. Any body or substance capable of exhibiting electricity by means of friction or otherwise,and of resisting the passage of it from one body to another. Hence an electric is called a non-conductor, an electric per se. Such are amber, glass, rosin, wax, gum-lac, sulphur, &c.