dry cell


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dry cell
A. carbon rod
B. zinc casing
C. ammonium chloride paste (electrolyte)
D. carbon and manganese dioxide

dry cell

n.
A voltage-generating cell having an electrolyte in the form of moist paste.

[So called because its contents cannot spill.]
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dry cell

n
(General Physics) a primary cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a paste or is treated in some way to prevent it from spilling. Compare wet cell
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dry′ cell`


n.
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.
[1890–95]
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dry cell

(drī)
An electric cell, such as a flashlight battery, in which the chemicals producing the current are made into a paste so that they cannot spill from their container.
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Noun1.dry cell - a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.
dry battery - a voltaic battery consisting of two or more dry cells
Leclanche cell - voltaic cell that produces approximately 1.5 volts
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