or e·lec·tro·lyt·i·cal

[ih-lek-truh-lit-ik or ih-lek-truh-lit-i-kuh l]


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

Origin of electrolytic

First recorded in 1835–45; electro- + -lytic
Related formse·lec·tro·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·e·lec·tro·lyt·ic, adjective
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  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 Formselectrolytically, adverb
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electrolytic in Medicine




Of or relating to electrolysis.
Produced by electrolysis.
Of or relating to electrolytes.
Related formse•lec′tro•lyti•cal•ly adv.
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