energy

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Energy is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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  • (file)

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Singular
energy

Plural
energies

  1. (countable & uncountable) Energy is the ability to do work: move, give off heat, give off light, etc.
    Unlike coal or oil, atomic energy production creates little air pollution.
    Higher electricity prices should help promote energy efficiency.
    The amount of energy in 100g or 100ml of food is much higher for foods with a lot of sugar.
    She's all full of energy and she can't sit still.
    This problem has taken up most of her time and energy for over a year.

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