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electrolytic

[ih-lek-truh-lit-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or derived by electrolysis.
2.
pertaining to an electrolyte.
Also, electrolytical.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; electro- + -lytic
Related forms
electrolytically, adverb
nonelectrolytic, adjective
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  • 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.
  • Capital cost barrier or no, electrolytic hydrogen still comes from coal-fired power plants.
  • The salt must meet the manufacturer's requirements for the electrolytic chlorine generator that is used.
  • Indium is principally a byproduct of the electrolytic refining of zinc, although a small share is a byproduct of tin refining.
British Dictionary definitions for electrolytic

electrolytic

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
(physics)
  1. of, concerned with, or produced by electrolysis or electrodeposition
  2. of, relating to, or containing an electrolyte
noun
2.
(electronics) Also called electrolytic capacitor. a small capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
Derived Forms
electrolytically, adverb
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electrolytic in Medicine

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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