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electrolyte

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-lit

Definition:

  1. Any compound that, in solution or in molten form, conducts electricity and is decomposed (electrolyzed) by it.
  2. An ionizable substance in solution.

[electro- + G. lytos, soluble]

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