elec·​tro·​ki·​net·​ic i-ˌlek-trō-kə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce electrokinetic (audio)
: of or relating to the motion of particles or liquids that results from or produces a difference of electric potential

Examples of electrokinetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gaofeng Wang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’s Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) and his colleagues thought electrokinetic technology might offer a cleaner alternative. Bydennis Normile, science.org, 1 Nov. 2022 Now, a Chinese group has developed—and tested on tons of soil—an approach called electrokinetic mining that relies on electric currents to free the REEs, sharply reducing the need for polluting chemicals. Bydennis Normile, science.org, 1 Nov. 2022 The new Salem factory, in a 27,000-square-foot space, will cut and assemble window inserts and apply electrokinetic film made at Crown’s facility in Corvallis. oregonlive, 9 Feb. 2022 The rust was generating power by the electrokinetic effect, just as the graphene had. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrokinetic was in 1873

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“Electrokinetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrokinetic. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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