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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lec·tro-neg·a·tive, E·lec·tro·neg·a·tive a. Chem. & Physics
 1. Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other.  Contrasted with neutral and electropositive
 2. Negative; nonmetallic; acidic; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lec·tro-neg·a·tive, n. Chem. & Physics A body which passes to the positive pole in electrolysis; an anion.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 electronegative
      adj : having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
            [syn: negative] [ant: neutral, positive]