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grounded

Said of an electrical device, piece of equipment, or electrical system that is connected to the earth or to some extended electrically conducting body that serves as the earth, whether the connection is intentional or accidental.
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This isolated node-to-isolated node interface is maximally safe from ground noise current flow and can withstand higher noise voltage levels than either node being used opposite a grounded node.
The result: Individuals who touch grounded elements of both the electrical and plumbing system -- such as in a kitchen, bathroom, or basement -- receive no shock.
Appliances are grounded to reduce the risk of electrocution of the user, if a fault develops that allows excessive leakage current from the appliance to the user.