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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium.
  • noun Physiology Any of various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, required by cells to regulate the electric charge and flow of water molecules across the cell membrane.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound which is decomposable, or is subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.

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

  • noun (Physics & Chem.) A compound decomposable, or subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry a substance that, in solution or when molten, ionizes and conducts electricity
  • noun physiology any of the various ions (such as sodium or chloride) that regulate the electric charge on cells and the flow of water across their membranes

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

  • noun a solution that conducts electricity

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