colligative

adjective

col·​li·​ga·​tive ˈkä-lə-ˌgā-tiv How to pronounce colligative (audio) kə-ˈli-gə- How to pronounce colligative (audio)
: depending on the number of particles (such as molecules) and not on the nature of the particles
pressure is a colligative property

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colligative was in 1901

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“Colligative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colligative. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

colligative

adjective
col·​li·​ga·​tive ˈkäl-ə-ˌgāt-iv How to pronounce colligative (audio)
: depending on the number of particles (as molecules) and not on the nature of the particles
pressure is a colligative property
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