dry cell


Definition of dry cell

: a voltaic cell whose contents are not spillable

called also dry battery

Examples of dry cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some who opt for waiting in the dry cell come around to the scanner. James Whitlow, baltimoresun.com, "Body scanner, paid for with federal CARES Act funds, helps keep drugs, contraband out of Harford County jail," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of dry cell

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dry cell was in 1893

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2 Apr 2021

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“Dry cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cell. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dry cell

: a sealed container that holds chemicals which are used for producing electricity

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Kids Definition of dry cell

: a small cell producing electricity by means of chemicals in a sealed container

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