Meaning of ELECTROLYTE in English


[ ɪ'lɛktrəlʌɪt ]

■ noun

1》 a liquid or gel which contains ions and can be decomposed by electrolysis, e.g. that present in a battery.

2》 Physiology the ionic constituents of cells, blood, etc.


C19: from electro- + Gk lutos 'released' (from luein 'loosen').

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