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load-shed•ding



Pronunciation: (lōd'shed"ing), [key]
n.
the deliberate shutdown of electric power in a part or parts of a power-distribution system, generally to prevent the failure of the entire system when the demand strains the capacity of the system. Also,load'shed"ding.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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