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Any of various devices used to build up an electric charge to an extreme potential in order to generate electricity, especially the Van de Graaf generator.
- ‘Some scholars credit von Guericke with the first electrostatic generator.’
- ‘Here you can ride the high-wire cycle 20 feet above the ground, lift a car by using a giant lever, get a charge from an electrostatic generator and watch rats play basketball.’
- ‘This Electrostatic Generator or Machine is a new device for high voltages very suitable for education.’
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