electrolytic

[ih-lek-truh-lit-ik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or derived by electrolysis.
2.
pertaining to an electrolyte.
Also, electrolytical.


Origin:
1835–45; electro- + -lytic

electrolytically, adverb
nonelectrolytic, adjective
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electrolytic (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈlɪtɪk)
 
adj
1.  physics
 a.  of, concerned with, or produced by electrolysis or electrodeposition
 b.  of, relating to, or containing an electrolyte
 
n
2.  electronics Also called: electrolytic capacitor a small capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
 
electro'lytically
 
adv

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electrolytic e·lec·tro·lyt·ic (ĭ-lěk'trə-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to electrolysis.

  2. Produced by electrolysis.

  3. Of or relating to electrolytes.


e·lec'tro·lyt'i·cal·ly adv.
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Example sentences
They're undergoing a five-year-long electrolytic bath to free them of salts.
Also called plasma electrolytic oxidation, the process requires a lot of energy
  to achieve the conversion.
When a voltage is applied, the positively charged ions move towards the
  negative electrode, carrying electrolytic fluid with them.
During his researches he discovered that when he disconnected his electrolytic
  apparatus, the process seemed to work backwards.
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