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Susan Brown

No, a short circuit is when you have a path from line to neutral/ground without a load in it, so current flows at an unimpeded rate until, generally, a fuse blows (or some other failure).

This is simpler than that.

To have current, you need voltage and a closed circuit.

We have voltage, but no current, so we don’t have a closed circuit. What’s the opposite of closed?