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e·lec·tro·lyte

 (ĭ-lĕk′trə-līt′)
n.
1. A chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium.
2. 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.

electrolyte

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪt)
n
1. (General Physics) a solution or molten substance that conducts electricity
2. (Chemistry)
a. a chemical compound that dissociates in solution into ions
b. any of the ions themselves

e•lec•tro•lyte

(ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt)

n.
1. any substance that dissociates into ions when melted or dissolved in a suitable medium and thus forms a conductor of electricity.
2. a conducting medium in which the flow of current is accompanied by the movement of ions.
[1825–35; electro- + Greek lyt(ós), v. adj. of lyein to loosen; compare -lytic]

e·lec·tro·lyte

(ĭ-lĕk′trə-līt′)
1. A substance that when dissolved or melted becomes electrically conductive by breaking apart into ions. The movement of ions carries the current.
2. Any of these ions found in body fluids. Electrolytes are needed by cells to regulate the flow of water molecules across cell membranes.

electrolyte

1. A substance which forms ions when molten or dissolved in a solvent and which carries an electric current during electrolysis.
2. A dissolved substance conducting, and decomposed by, an electric current.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electrolyte - a solution that conducts electricityelectrolyte - a solution that conducts electricity; "the proper amount and distribution of electrolytes in the body is essential for health"
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
polyelectrolyte - an electrolyte of high molecular weight
Translations

electrolyte

[ɪˈlektrəʊˌlaɪt] Nelectrolito m

electrolyte

[ɪˈlɛktrəlaɪt] nélectrolyte m

electrolyte

nElektrolyt m

electrolyte

[ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪt] nelettrolita m

e·lec·tro·lyte

n. electrolito, ion que conduce una carga eléctrica;
___ balancebalance de concentración.

electrolyte

adj electrolítico; n electrolito or electrólito
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