bleeder

Definitions

Construction

Electronics

  • A resistor connected across a voltage source to drain off the charge remaining in capacitors when the power is turned off, while also improving voltage regulation. Also called bleeder resistor, or dumping resistor (2).

Medical

Slang

  • noun an individual, particularly an unfortunate or despicable person. This working-class term often conveys strong dislike or contempt. It dates from the 19th century, but has lost popularity since the 1960s.
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