dry battery

noun Electricity.
a dry cell or a voltaic battery consisting of a number of dry cells.

Origin:
1880–85

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dry battery
 
n
an electric battery consisting of two or more dry cells

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Activation of a dry battery by the addition of electrolyte shall be provided at no additional charge.
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