or e·lec·tro·lyt·i·cal

[ ih-lek-truh-lit-ik or ih-lek-truh-lit-i-kuh l ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪk or ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪ kəl /


pertaining to or derived by electrolysis.
pertaining to an electrolyte.

Origin of electrolytic

First recorded in 1835–45; electro- + -lytic

OTHER WORDS FROM electrolytic

e·lec·tro·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·e·lec·tro·lyt·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrolytic

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈlɪtɪk) /


  1. of, concerned with, or produced by electrolysis or electrodeposition
  2. of, relating to, or containing an electrolyte


Also called: electrolytic capacitor electronics a small capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte

Derived forms of electrolytic

electrolytically, adverb
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Medical definitions for electrolytic

[ ĭ-lĕk′trə-lĭtĭk ]


Of or relating to electrolysis.
Produced by electrolysis.
Of or relating to electrolytes.

Other words from electrolytic

e•lec′tro•lyti•cal•ly adv.
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