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voltaic

[ vol-tey-ik, vohl- ]
/ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, voʊl- /
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adjective
Electricity. noting or pertaining to electricity or electric currents, especially when produced by chemical action, as in a cell; galvanic.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Alessandro Volta.
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Origin of voltaic

1805–15; after A. Volta; see -ic

Other definitions for voltaic (2 of 2)

Voltaic
[ vol-tey-ik ]
/ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk /

noun
Gur.

Origin of Voltaic

First recorded in 1935–40; Volta (def. 2) + -ic (def. 1)
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British Dictionary definitions for voltaic (1 of 2)

voltaic
/ (vɒlˈteɪɪk) /

adjective
another word for galvanic (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for voltaic (2 of 2)

Voltaic
/ (vɒlˈteɪɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta
denoting, belonging to, or relating to the Gur group of African languages
noun
this group of languagesSee also Gur
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