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Definition of "electrolytic" [e•lec•tro•lyt•ic]

  • Of or relating to electrolysis. (adjective)
  • Produced by electrolysis. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to electrolytes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "electrolytic" in a sentence
  • "Investigations have been made as to whether different conditions of aggregation affect atoms and molecules, and the molecular conditions in electrolytic dissociation and the ultrared absorption spectrum of crystals have been studied."
  • "Metals separated from the ore by electricity are called electrolytic metals and are the purest obtainable."
  • "When two plates are joined together at the end of the line, they form a complete radio receiver except for a few parts such as electrolytic condensers, tubes, and loudspeaker, which are added by hand."