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.


  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 spillingCompare wet cell

  1. 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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