electromotive

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

adjective

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

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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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Scientific definitions for electromotive

electromotive
[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-mōtĭv ]

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