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Definition of electrolyte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

electrolyte

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəlaɪt//
 
(chemistry)
 
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a liquid that an electric current can pass through, especially in an electric cell or battery Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from electro- + Greek lutos ‘released’ (from luein ‘loosen’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electrolyte