colligative

adjective
col·​li·​ga·​tive | \ ˈkä-lə-ˌgā-tiv How to pronounce colligative (audio) , kə-ˈli-gə- How to pronounce colligative (audio) \

Definition of colligative

: depending on the number of particles (such as molecules) and not on the nature of the particles pressure is a colligative property

First Known Use of colligative

1901, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about colligative

Time Traveler for colligative

Time Traveler

The first known use of colligative was in 1901

See more words from the same year

Statistics for colligative

Cite this Entry

“Colligative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colligative. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for colligative

colligative

adjective
col·​li·​ga·​tive | \ ˈkäl-ə-ˌgāt-iv How to pronounce colligative (audio) \

Medical Definition of colligative

: depending on the number of particles (as molecules) and not on the nature of the particles pressure is a colligative property

Comments on colligative

What made you want to look up colligative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!