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



BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəlaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəlaɪt//
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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