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electrovore

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

electro- +‎ -vore

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NounEdit

electrovore (plural electrovores)

  1. (science fiction) An organism or entity which feeds on electricity.
    • 1984, Peter Forbes, "The silicon solution", New Scientist, 8 November 1984:
      In Cosmos, Carl Sagan speculates on the existence of extraterrestrial civilisations, which he characterises pretentiously by means of hypothetical summaries such as: "cryogen supercooled electrovores with neutron crystal dense packing and modular starminers ..."
    • 1998 30 October, Rollin Thomas, “New Borg Graduate Student.”, talk.bizarre, Usenet:
      ! WE DO NOT CONSUME EARTH FOOD. WE ARE ELECTROVORES. IF YOU
      ! HAVE A SURGE PROTECTOR WE WOULD BE MOST OBLIGED.
    • 2013, Ian Douglas, Deep Space: Star Carrier, HarperCollins (2013), ISBN 9780062183804, unnumbered page:
      There were, Gregory knew, AIs residing within implants in dolphin brains now designed to bridge the linguistic barriers between the species, but those translations had only proven that dolphin brains were as alien to humans as the group minds of the abyssal electrovores inhabiting the under-ice ocean of Enceladus.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.