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dopant

[doh-puh nt] /ˈdoʊ pənt/
noun, Electronics.
1.
an impurity added intentionally in a very small, controlled amount to a pure semiconductor to change its electrical properties:
Arsenic is a dopant for silicon.
Origin of dopant
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; dope + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for dopant

dopant

/ˈdəʊpənt/
noun
1.
an element or compound used to dope a semiconductor
Word Origin
C20: see dope, -ant
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