Definition of dry cell in English:

dry cell


  • An electric cell in which the electrolyte is absorbed in a solid to form a paste, preventing spillage.

    Compare with wet cell

    ‘Manganese dioxide is used primarily in the manufacture of dry cells.’
    • ‘They can run on replaceable dry cells.’
    • ‘The only equipment needed was the receiver, powered by dry cells.’
    • ‘Over the past three decades we and others have established that they are almost certainly involved in stabilizing the dry cells.’
    • ‘It operates, rather loudly, on a couple dry cells, and is triggered with a small remote so that you can activate it from across the room without being obvious.’


dry cell

/ˈdrī ˌsel/ /ˈdraɪ ˌsɛl/