dry cell


noun Electricity.

a cell in which the electrolyte exists in the form of a paste, is absorbed in a porous medium, or is otherwise restrained from flowing.

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Origin of dry cell

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for dry cell

dry cell

noun

a primary cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a paste or is treated in some way to prevent it from spillingCompare wet cell
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Scientific definitions for dry cell

dry cell

A galvanic electric cell, such as a flashlight battery, in which the chemicals in the electrolyte are made into a paste so that they cannot easily spill from their container. Compare wet cell.
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