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[nahy-kad] /ˈnaɪˌkæd/
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Examples from the web for nicad
  • Unlike lithium and nicad, the lightweight batteries are nontoxic.
  • nicad batteries are not preferred as the cost of initial installation and the cost of replacement are both extremely high.
  • Cadmium is used in nicad batteries and other industrial uses.
British Dictionary definitions for nicad


a rechargeable dry-cell battery with a nickel anode and a cadmium cathode
Word Origin
C20: ni(ckel) + cad(mium)
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Related Abbreviations for nicad


nickel-cadmium [battery]
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