voltaic

adjective
vol·​ta·​ic | \ väl-ˈtā-ik How to pronounce voltaic (audio) , vōl-, vȯl- \

Definition of voltaic

: of, relating to, or producing direct electric current by chemical action (as in a battery) : galvanic voltaic cell

Examples of voltaic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current version requires 13 microwatts of power, which could potentially be provided by a voltaic cell—developed by Nadeau—that runs on acidic stomach juices. Megan Molteni, WIRED, 24 May 2018 The building has a photo-voltaic solar array, solar water heating system and passive shading systems to reduce energy consumption. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 4 Apr. 2018 A long roster of industries that are in growth mode — microchip fabricators, pharmaceutical makers, internet data centers and makers of photo-voltaic solar-power panels, to name a few — require torrents of water to stay in business, Siegel said. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2017 When news of Trump’s voltaic nature surfaced again two weeks ago, in , health commentators rushed to emphasize that, no, in fact, the benefits of regular exercise are not fake news. Alan Burdick, The New Yorker, 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of voltaic

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for voltaic

Alessandro Volta

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“Voltaic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voltaic. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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