from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to electrolysis.
  • adj. Produced by electrolysis.
  • adj. Of or relating to electrolytes.

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  • adj. of, relating to, or using electrolysis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to electrolysis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of electrolysis.

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

  • adj. of or concerned with or produced by electrolysis
  • n. a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  • adj. of or relating to or containing an electrolyte


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  • 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.

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  • Metals separated from the ore by electricity are called electrolytic metals and are the purest obtainable.

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  • 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.

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  • Because compounds were decomposed by an electrical current and released elements were formed at the poles in an electrolytic cell, he assumed that atoms were charged and chemical combination resulted from the mutual neutralization of opposite charges.

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  • Losing weight with rubber suits to sweat weight off, using laxatives, etc., and constantly disrupting the body's fluid balances, let alone the electrolytic balances of potassium and sodium is dangerous.

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  • "We would not have invested if we thought the electrolytic capacitors were a problem."

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  • Van Dell questions whether Enphase's product can ever last as long as 25 years because it contains electrolytic capacitors, which he says dry up and fail in the heat over time.

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  • Actually, it's basic galvanic action, or corrosion, in the presence of an electrolytic solution and oxygen (think salt water open to the atmosphere).

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  • The worst situation I have encountered was when I was a kid a friend and I thought it would be cool to blow up electrolytic capacitors by over-volting them. neither of us thought about the consequences of inhaling the smoke.

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  • The study brought about basic engineering data that make possible a systematic design of a Zn/Cu-potato electrolytic battery.



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