- Also called electrolytic conductor. a conducting medium in which the flow of current is accompanied by the movement of matter in the form of ions.
- any substance that dissociates into ions when dissolved in a suitable medium or melted and thus forms a conductor of electricity.
Related formsnon·e·lec·tro·lyte, noun
Examples from the Web for electrolyte
If the battery has glass jars, the height of the electrolyte can be seen easily.
The water in the electrolyte expands as it freezes, cracking the rubber jars and bulging out the end of the wooden case.
Do not start the charge until at least 12 hours after filling with electrolyte.
Both types of batteries are shipped fully charged and filled with electrolyte, and also dry, without electrolyte.
The form of vessel chosen to contain the electrolyte depends on the order of resistance to be measured.
British Dictionary definitions for electrolyte
- a chemical compound that dissociates in solution into ions
- any of the ions themselves