a substance added to the electrolyte of an electric cell or battery to remove gas collected at the electrodes.
- depolarizing block,
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This acts as a depolarizer, that is, it combines with the hydrogen to form water.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
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Either bichromate of potash or bichromate of soda can be used as a depolarizer.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John