electromotive

[ ih-lek-truh-moh-tiv ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈmoʊ tɪv /
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adjective

pertaining to, producing, or tending to produce a flow of electricity.

Nearby words

  1. electromechanical dissociation,
  2. electromerism,
  3. electrometallurgy,
  4. electrometeor,
  5. electrometer,
  6. electromotive force,
  7. electromotive series,
  8. electromyogram,
  9. electromyograph,
  10. electromyography

Origin of electromotive

First recorded in 1800–10; electro- + motive

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British Dictionary definitions for electromotive

electromotive

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈməʊtɪv) /

adjective

of, concerned with, producing, or tending to produce an electric current
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Science definitions for electromotive

electromotive

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-mōtĭv ]

Capable of accelerating electric charges and creating electric current; having electric potential.
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