negative electricity definition

  • adjective:
    • the kind of electrical energy which can be created upon resin or ebonite when rubbed, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery which can be associated with the dish most assaulted by the interesting fluid; -- formerly known as resinous electrical energy. In opposition to good electrical energy. Formerly, relating to Franklin's concept of a single electric liquid, bad electrical energy ended up being said to be electrical energy in a degree below saturation, or the all-natural quantity for certain body. See Electricity.
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