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1. Having a positive electric charge.
2. Capable of acting as a positive electrode.
3. Tending to release electrons to form a chemical bond.
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1. (General Physics) having a positive electric charge
2. (Chemistry) (of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to release electrons and form positive ions or polarized bonds. Compare electronegative
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e•lec•tro•pos•i•tive(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv)
1. containing positive electricity; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis.
2. assuming positive potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance.
3. basic, as an element or group.
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|Adj.||1.||electropositive - having a positive charge; "protons are positive"|
charged - of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery"
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