adjective Date: circa 1920 1. of, relating to, or being a cation 2. characterized by an active and especially surface-active cation <
a cationic dye
cationically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cationic — CATIÓNIC, Ă, cationici, ce, adj. (chim.) De cation. [pr.: ti o ] – Din fr. cationique. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  catiónic adj. m. (sil. ti o ; mf. cat ), pl. catiónici; f …   Dicționar Român

  • cationic — adj. (Chem.) of or pertaining to cations; having a net positive charge; positively ionic; said of ions. Contrasted with {anionic}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cationic — Referring to positively charged ions and their properties. * * * cat·ion·ic .kat (.)ī än ik adj 1) of or relating to cations 2) characterized by an active and esp. surface active cation <a cationic dye> cat·ion·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • cationic — cation ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ a positively charged ion. The opposite of ANION(Cf. ↑anionic). DERIVATIVES cationic adjective. ORIGIN from CATHODE(Cf. ↑cathode) + ION(Cf. ↑ion) …   English terms dictionary

  • cationic — See cation. * * * …   Universalium

  • cationic — adjective of, relating to, or being a cation …   Wiktionary

  • catiònic — ca|ti|ò|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • cationic — adj. of a positively charged ion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cationic — cat·ion·ic …   English syllables

  • cationic — adj. 1 of a cation or cations. 2 having an active cation …   Useful english dictionary

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