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Definitions of voltaic

  1. a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (electricity) pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action; "a galvanic cell"; "a voltaic (or galvanic) couple" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action; "a galvanic cell"; "a voltaic (or galvanic) couple" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to current electricity; produced by chemical action; said of an electric current; galvanic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining to, or originated by Volta, an Italian: pertaining to Voltaism. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Pertaining to electricity developed through chemical action or contact; galvanic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for voltaic

  1. The zinc and silver forming together a voltaic pair, with the salt water intervening, oxidation of the zinc takes place, and the silver surface commences to evolve hydrogen gas; while this is in a nascent condition it decomposes the film of iodide of silver, giving rise to the production of hydriodic acid, which is very soluble in water, and hence instantly removed. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  2. It was the spasmodic movement of a decapitated frog that resulted in the discovery of the Voltaic Pile. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
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