electrolytic

adjective elec·tro·lyt·ic \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈli-tik \

Definition of electrolytic

:of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte
  • an electrolytic cell
; also :produced by or used in electrolysis
  • electrolytic copper

electrolytically

play \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of electrolytic

1842


ELECTROLYTIC Defined for Kids

electrolytic

adjective elec·tro·lyt·ic \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈli-tik \

Definition of electrolytic for Students

:of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte
  • an electrolytic cell

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electrolytic

adjective elec·tro·lyt·ic \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈlit-ik \

medical Definition of electrolytic

:of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte; also :involving, produced by, or used in electrolysis
  • the anode of an electrolytic cell

electrolytically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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