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voltaic battery

Definitions of voltaic battery
  1. noun
    battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel
    synonyms: galvanic battery
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    dry battery
    a voltaic battery consisting of two or more dry cells
    accumulator, storage battery
    a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
    flashlight battery
    a small dry battery containing dry cells; used to power flashlights
    lead-acid accumulator, lead-acid battery
    a battery with lead electrodes with dilute sulphuric acid as the electrolyte; each cell generates about 2 volts
    nicad, nickel-cadmium accumulator
    a rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode; often used in emergency systems because of its low discharge rate when not in use
    nickel-iron accumulator, nickel-iron battery
    a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts
    type of:
    battery, electric battery
    a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
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