electronegative

adjective elec·tro·neg·a·tive \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈne-gə-tiv \

Definition of electronegative

: having a tendency to attract electrons

electronegativity

play \i-ˌlek-trō-ˌne-gə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

First Known Use of electronegative

1813

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electronegative

adjective elec·tro·neg·a·tive \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈneg-ət-iv \

medical Definition of electronegative

1 : charged with negative electricity
2 : having a tendency to attract electrons

electronegativity

play \-ˌneg-ə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural electronegativities

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