Definition of nucleophile in English:

nucleophile

Pronunciation /ˈn(y)o͞oklēōˌfīl/ /ˈn(j)uklioʊˌfaɪl/

noun

Chemistry
  • A molecule or substance that has a tendency to donate electrons or react at electron-poor sites such as protons.

    • ‘nucleophiles are produced in the formation of acids and bases’