alkaline battery


: a long-lived dry cell with an alkaline electrolyte that decreases corrosion of the cell

called also alkaline cell

Examples of alkaline battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highest-capacity Pro model matches or bests a single-use alkaline battery for most gadgets, including game controllers, toys, and torches. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 In case of a power outage, there’s a 9-volt alkaline battery that will kick in. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Aug. 2023 No appliances, alkaline batteries, bulbs, furniture, refrigerators, treadmills, air conditioners or ceiling fans. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 The flexibility to use both rechargeable or alkaline batteries is ideal for longer excursions. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2023 Today, the average, general purpose alkaline batteries (such as the AAA, AA, C, and D batteries that go in your remote control or child’s toy) are made of steel and a combination of zinc, manganese, potassium, graphite, paper, and plastic—all of which, in theory, are recyclable. Katherine Gallagher, Treehugger, 2 Mar. 2023 What to Consider: The rechargeable battery is built in, so there’s no options to replace with alkaline batteries. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2023 For instance, in your common household alkaline battery, the positive electrode (the cathode) is made of manganese oxide and the negative electrode (or anode) is made of the trace mineral zinc. Miriam Fauzia, Popular Mechanics, 8 Sep. 2022 The global alkaline battery market is predicted to reach $11 billion by 2028. Ori Mor, Forbes, 19 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alkaline battery was in 1874

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“Alkaline battery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

alkaline battery

: a long-lasting battery containing alkaline chemicals
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