dry cell

noun

Definition of dry cell

: a voltaic cell whose contents are not spillable

called also dry battery

First Known Use of dry cell

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Dry cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cell. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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dry cell

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dry cell

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

dry cell

noun

Kids Definition of dry cell

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

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