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electronegative

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-neg'a-tiv

Definition:

  1. Relating to or charged with negative electricity.
  2. Referring to an element whose uncharged atoms have a tendency to ionize by adding electrons, thus becoming anions (oxygen, fluorine, chlorine).

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