anionic

adjective
an·​ion·​ic | \ ˌa-(ˌ)nī-ˈä-nik How to pronounce anionic (audio) \

Definition of anionic

1 : of or relating to anions
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active anion

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Recent Examples on the Web The cationic molecules in this detergent work to pull out the anionic sweat and bacteria particles in our clothes like a magnet. Sarah Madaus, SELF, "This Detergent Actually Gets The Stink Out of My Workout Gear," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of anionic

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anionic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anionic. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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anionic

adjective
an·​ion·​ic | \ ˌan-(ˌ)ī-ˈän-ik How to pronounce anionic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anionic

1 : of or relating to anions
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active anion

Other Words from anionic

anionically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anionic (audio) \ adverb

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