electrolytic interrupter

electrolytic interrupter
noun
: an electrical interrupter consisting of a cell containing two electrodes in an electrolytic solution in which bubbles formed at frequent intervals by application of current to one of the electrodes continually interrupt the passage of current

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Elect.
a current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit.

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