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grounded,

adj pertaining to an arrangement whereby an electrical circuit or equipment such as a radiographic generator is connected by an electrical conductor with the earth or some similarly conducting body.
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Some, who have not denied the necessity of the power of taxation, have grounded a very fierce attack against the Constitution, on the language in which it is defined.
Under ordinary conditions these observations are made by means of rather complicated instruments, and with somewhat doubtful results, by means of thermometrical sounding-leads, the glasses often breaking under the pressure of the water, or an apparatus grounded on the variations of the resistance of metals to the electric currents.
In an instant they found themselves in a little harbor, formed in a natural creek; the boat grounded on the fine sand.
They walked into the parlour again; but Jacob, not apparently appreciating the kindness of leaving him to himself, immediately followed his brother, and seated himself, pitchfork grounded, at the table.
Notwithstanding the confused state of his mind, Oliver soon discovered that most of the expedients of the lawyer were grounded in cunning, and plans that required a time to execute them that neither suited his disposition nor his necessities.
His boat grounded upon an old shoal which you would not remember.