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electrolytic

[ ih-lek-truh-lit-ik ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to or derived by electrolysis.
pertaining to an electrolyte.
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Also e·lec·tro·lyt·i·cal [ih-lek-truh-lit-i-kuhl] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪ kəl/ .

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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How to use electrolytic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for electrolytic

electrolytic
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈlɪtɪk) /

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

electrolytic
[ ĭ-lĕk′trə-lĭtĭk ]

adj.
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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