[ nahy-kad ]
/ ˈnaɪˌkæd /
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of nicad
Words nearby nicad
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Example sentences from the Web for nicad
They were also cheaper to maintain because they kept their charge better than nicad batteries, which lost charge when stored.The Dreamliner Will Fly Again, But Is Boeing Still Blowing Smoke?|Clive Irving|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for nicad
/ (ˈnaɪˌkæd) /
a rechargeable dry-cell battery with a nickel anode and a cadmium cathode
Word Origin for nicad
C20: ni (ckel) + cad (mium)
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