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 for Voltaic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Voltaic \Vol*ta"ic\, a. [Cf. F. volta["i]que, It. voltaico.]
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     1. 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.
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     2. Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as,
        voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.
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     Note: See the Note under Galvanism.
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     Voltaic arc, a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed
        between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a
        powerful voltaic current.
     Voltaic battery, an apparatus variously constructed,
        consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar
        metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and
        subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by
        which a current of electricity is generated whenever the
        two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a
        conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4.
        (b), and Note.
     Voltaic circuit. See under Circuit.
     Voltaic couple or Voltaic element, a single pair of the
        connected plates of a battery.
     Voltaic electricity. See the Note under Electricity.
     Voltaic pile, a kind of voltaic battery consisting of
        alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by
        moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
     Voltaic protection of metals, the protection of a metal
        exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or
        acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal
        which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or
        coated with zinc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical
             action; "a galvanic cell"; "a voltaic (or galvanic)
             couple" [syn: voltaic, galvanic]
      n 1: a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in
           southeastern Mali and northern Ghana [syn: Gur,

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