HyperDic: ion

English > 1 sense of the word ion:
NOUNobjectiona particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative)
ion > pronunciation
Soundsay'aa.n; ay'ahn
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ion: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons.
NarroweranionA negatively charged ion
cationA positively charged ion
Broaderparticle, subatomic particleA body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
Spanishion, ión
Adjectivesioniccontaining or involving or occurring in the form of ions
nonionicnot ionic
Verbsionateadd ions to
ionize, ioniseconvert into ions

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