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electronegative

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adjective elec·tro·neg·a·tive \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈne-gə-tiv\

Definition of electronegative

  1. :  having a tendency to attract electrons

electronegativity play \-ˌne-gə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun


1813

First Known Use of electronegative

1813


Medical Dictionary

electronegative

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adjective elec·tro·neg·a·tive \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈneg-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of electronegative

  1. 1:  charged with negative electricity

  2. 2:  having a tendency to attract electrons

electronegativity \-ˌneg-ə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun plural electronegativities



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