dead-end effect

dead-end effect

[′ded ‚end i′fekt]
(electricity)
Absorption of energy by unused portions of a tapped coil.
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The two world wars, fascism, communism, and other forms of dictatorship, bloody revolution and brutal repression, as well as ever more lethal forms of weapons of mass destruction, amply illustrate the dead-end effect of violence.