fuel cell
noun Date: 1922 a device that continuously changes the chemical energy of a fuel (as hydrogen) and an oxidant directly into electrical energy

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  • fuel cell — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fuel cell : singular fuel cell plural fuel cells physics a piece of equipment that produces power in an electric vehicle …   English dictionary

  • fuel cell — noun Fuel cell is used before these nouns: ↑vehicle …   Collocations dictionary

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  • fuel cell — fu′el cell n. elm a device that produces a continuous electric current directly from the oxidation of a fuel, as that of hydrogen • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

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