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\ī -ä –nik\ adj [ISV] (1890) Pertaining to an atom, radical, or molecule that is capable of being electrically charged, either negatively (anionic) or positively (cationic) or both (amphoteric), or to a material whose atoms already exist in charged state. (Whitten, K. W., et al., General Chemistry, Brookes/Cole, New York, 1994).