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A device, such as a battery, that is capable of changing some form of energy, such as chemical energy or radiant energy, into electricity.
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|Noun||1.||electric cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction|
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electrolytic cell - a cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen)
fuel cell - cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); often used in electric cars
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