electropositive

adjective
elec·​tro·​pos·​i·​tive | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce electropositive (audio) , -ˈpäz-tiv \

Definition of electropositive

: having a tendency to release electrons

First Known Use of electropositive

1813, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about electropositive

Time Traveler for electropositive

Time Traveler

The first known use of electropositive was in 1813

See more words from the same year

Statistics for electropositive

Cite this Entry

“Electropositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electropositive. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for electropositive

electropositive

adjective
elec·​tro·​pos·​i·​tive | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈpäz-ət-iv, -ˈpäz-tiv How to pronounce electropositive (audio) \

Medical Definition of electropositive

1 : charged with positive electricity
2 : having a tendency to release electrons

Comments on electropositive

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!