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ANIONIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anionic mean? 

ANIONIC (noun)
  The noun ANIONIC has 1 sense:

1. a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions

  Familiarity information: ANIONIC used as a noun is very rare.


ANIONIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANIONIC has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to anions

  Familiarity information: ANIONIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANIONIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

anionic; anionic detergent; non-ionic detergent

Hypernyms ("anionic" is a kind of...):

detergent (a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering)


ANIONIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to anions

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Antonym:

cationic (of or relating to cations)

Pertainym:

anion (a negatively charged ion)


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