Meaning of “electrolyte” in the English Dictionary

"electrolyte" in British English

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electrolytenoun [ C ]

uk /iˈlek.trə.laɪt/ us /iˈlek.trə.laɪt/ specialized
electrolytic
adjective uk /i.lek.trəˈlɪt.ɪk/ us /i.lek.trəˈlɪt̬.ɪk/

Examples from literature

  • Sometimes oil is poured on top of the fluid in the jar to prevent the creeping of the salts and the evaporation of the electrolyte. 
  • The centre compartment is used to hold the lead or other suitable anode and electrolyte. 
  • The method of procedure is to take a series of normal responses to uniform stimuli, the electrolyte being water. 
  • This involves a gradual consumption of one of the elements and a corresponding exhaustion of the active properties of the electrolyte. 
  • To prevent these electrolytes from freezing we had in each meter a strip of metal. 

(Definition of “electrolyte” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electrolyte" in American English

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electrolytenoun [ C ]

/ɪˈlek·trəˌlɑɪt/

chemistry a liquid that electricity can go through or that breaks into its parts when electricity goes through it

electrolytic
adjective [ not gradable ] /ɪˌlek·trəˈlɪt̬·ɪk/

(Definition of “electrolyte” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)