electro-negative love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Repelled by bodies negatively electrified, and attracted by those positively electrified; having a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis.
  • Assuming negative potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance, as copper when joined to zinc in a voltaic cell. See electromotive series, under electromotive.
  • noun A body which, in the process of electrolysis, appears at the positive pole of the voltaic battery. Oxygen is the most electro negative of the elements. See electrolysis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem. & Physics) A body which passes to the positive pole in electrolysis; an anion.
  • adjective (Chem. & Physics) Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other. Contrasted with neutral and electropositive
  • adjective Negative; nonmetallic; acidic; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.
  • adjective (Physics) carrying a negative electrical charge.
  • adjective (Chem. and Physics) having a tendency to take up electrons and form negative ions; having a relatively positive electrode potential.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a negative charge


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