electrokinesis

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electro- +‎ -kinesis

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electrokinesis ‎(uncountable)

  1. (physics) The transport of particles or fluid by means of an electric field acting on a fluid which has a net mobile charge.
    • 2008, Nunes da Rocha et al., “Mobilisation of bacteria in a fine-grained residual soil by electrophoresis”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.04.022:
      These results demonstrate that electrokinesis can be used for bacteria transport in soils with low hydraulic conductivity, even against the electro-osmotic flow.
  2. (fantasy, science fiction) The generation of electrical force using the mind alone.
    • 2008, A. Lee Martinez, The Automatic Detective[1], ISBN 0765318342, page 138:
      But Grey's electrokinesis and Greenman's telekinesis put me in a tight spot.

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