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dry cell

noun, Electricity
1.
a cell in which the electrolyte exists in the form of a paste, is absorbed in a porous medium, or is otherwise restrained from flowing.
Compare battery (def 1).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Convenience centers also offer a method of recycling used motor oil, small electronics and both wet and dry cell batteries.
  • The dry cell battery can rupture and irritate the skin.
British Dictionary definitions for dry cell

dry cell

noun
1.
a primary cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a paste or is treated in some way to prevent it from spilling Compare wet cell
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dry cell in Science
dry cell  
A galvanic electric cell, such as a flashlight battery, in which the chemicals in the electrolyte are made into a paste so that they cannot easily spill from their container. Compare wet cell.
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