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[ih-lek-truh-lit-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈlɪt ɪk/

pertaining to or derived by .
pertaining to an .

(electronics) Also called electrolytic capacitor. a small capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte

electrolytic e·lec·tro·lyt·ic (ĭ-lěk’trə-lĭt’ĭk)

e·lec’tro·lyt’i·cal·ly adv.


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