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Adjective electronegative has 1 sense
  1. negative, electronegative - having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"

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1. Having a tendency to attract and bond with electrons.

2. Describing an element or compound that tends to accept electrons, creating negative ions.

Sample Sentences:

1. Oxygen is an electronegative element that readily accepts electrons to form negative ions.

2. The electronegative properties of chlorine make it a powerful oxidizing agent.

3. In a chemical reaction, the electronegative atom attracts the bonding electrons towards itself.

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