cationic

adjective
cat·​ion·​ic | \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-nik How to pronounce cationic (audio) , ˌka-(ˌ)tī- \

Definition of cationic

1 : of, relating to, or being a cation
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active cation a cationic dye

Other Words from cationic

cationically \ ˌkat-​(ˌ)ī-​ˈä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cationically (audio) , ˌka-​(ˌ)tī-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of cationic

circa 1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cationic was circa 1920

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“Cationic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cationic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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cationic

adjective
cat·​ion·​ic | \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈän-ik How to pronounce cationic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cationic

1 : of or relating to cations
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active cation a cationic dye

Other Words from cationic

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

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