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{adj: battery-powered} powered by one or more electric batteries
"a battery-powered radio"



{adj: charged} of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
"charged particles"
"a charged battery"
<-> uncharged

{adj: dead, drained} drained of electric charge; discharged
"a dead battery"
"left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"

{adj: dead} not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
"Mars is a dead planet"
"a dead battery"
"dead soil"
"dead coals"
"the fire is dead"
<-> live

{adj: rechargeable} capable of being recharged
"a rechargeable battery"

{adj: uncharged} of a particle or body or system; having no charge
"an uncharged particle"
"an uncharged battery"
<-> charged

{n: A battery} battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube

{n: B battery} battery for supplying a constant positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube

{n: C battery} battery used to maintain the grid potential in a vacuum tube

{n: acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen} street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

{n: anode} the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
<-> cathode

{n: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling} the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
"the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

{n: battery acid, electrolyte acid} dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries

{n: battery, assault and battery} an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

{n: battery, electric battery} a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

{n: battery, stamp battery} a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

{n: battery} a collection of related things intended for use together
"took a battery of achievement tests"

{n: battery} a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher

{n: battery} group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

{n: car battery, automobile battery} a lead-acid storage battery in a motor vehicle; usually a 12-volt battery of six cells; the heart of the car's electrical system

{n: cathode} the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
<-> anode

{n: charge, electric charge} the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
"the battery needed a fresh charge"

{n: charger, battery charger} a device for charging or recharging batteries

{n: dry battery} a voltaic battery consisting of two or more dry cells

{n: flashlight battery} a small dry battery containing dry cells; used to power flashlights

{n: flashlight, torch} a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

{n: hand-held computer, hand-held microcomputer} a portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket

{n: ignition coil} an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs

{n: jumpstart, jump-start} starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car
"my battery was dead so I had to get a jumpstart from my neighbor"

{n: lead-acid battery, lead-acid accumulator} a battery with lead electrodes with dilute sulphuric acid as the electrolyte; each cell generates about 2 volts

{n: life, lifetime, life-time, lifespan} the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
"the battery had a short life"
"he lived a long and happy life"

{n: negative pole} the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate

{n: nicad, nickel-cadmium accumulator} a rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode; often used in emergency systems because of its low discharge rate when not in use

{n: nickel-iron battery, nickel-iron accumulator} a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts

{n: polarity, sign} having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
"he got the polarity of the battery reversed"
"charges of opposite sign"

{n: positive pole} the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate

{n: quartz battery, quartz mill} a stamp mill for stamping quartz

{n: resisting arrest} physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to make the arrest

{n: solar array, solar battery, solar panel} electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells

{n: storage battery, accumulator} a voltaic battery that stores electric charge

{n: sub-test} one of a battery of related tests

{n: terminal, pole} a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

{n: voltaic battery, galvanic battery} battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel

{n: voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile} battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta

{v: charge} energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
"I need to charge my car battery"

{v: jumpstart, jump-start, jump} start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery

{v: recharge} charge anew
"recharge a battery"


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