electronegative

adjective
elec·​tro·​neg·​a·​tive | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈne-gə-tiv How to pronounce electronegative (audio) \

Definition of electronegative

: having a tendency to attract electrons

Other Words from electronegative

electronegativity \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌne-​gə-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce electronegativity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of electronegative

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Electronegative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronegative. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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electronegative

adjective
elec·​tro·​neg·​a·​tive | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈneg-ət-iv How to pronounce electronegative (audio) \

Medical Definition of electronegative

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

Other Words from electronegative

electronegativity \ -​ˌneg-​ə-​ˈtiv-​ət-​ē How to pronounce electronegativity (audio) \ noun, plural electronegativities

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