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  •  Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other. Contrasted with neutral and electropositive  [1913 Webster]
  •  Negative; nonmetallic; acidic; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.  [1913 Webster]
  •  carrying a negative electrical charge.  [PJC]
  •  having a tendency to take up electrons and form negative ions; having a relatively positive electrode potential.  [WordNet 1.5]


electronegative, adj.
1 electrically negative.
2 Chem. (of an element) tending to acquire electrons.

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