Meaning of ELECTROLYTE in English

ELECTROLYTE

/ ɪˈlektrəlaɪt; NAmE / noun

( chemistry ) a liquid that an electric current can pass through, especially in an electric cell or battery

►  elec·tro·ly·tic / ɪˌlektrəˈlɪtɪk; NAmE / adjective

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 19th cent.: from electro- + Greek lutos released (from luein loosen).

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