ELECTRO-NEGATIVE

Electro-negative

E*lec`tro-neg"a*tive\, a. (Chem. & Physics) (a) Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other. (b) Negative; nonmetallic; acid; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.
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Electro-negative

E*lec`tro-neg"a*tive\, n. (Chem. & Physics) A body which passes to the positive pole in electrolysis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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