electronegative

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electronegative   (ĭ-lěk'trō-něg'ə-tĭv)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Tending to attract electrons and to form a negative ion. Nonmetals are generally electronegative.

  2. Having a negative electric charge.

  3. Capable of acting as a negative electrode.


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