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electrolysis

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Noun
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e=lec=trol=y=sis

CIDE DICTIONARY

electrolysisn. [Electro- + Gr. a loosing, dissolving, fr. to loose, dissolve.].
     The act or process of chemical decomposition, by the action of electricity; as, the electrolysis of silver or nickel for plating; the electrolysis of water.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

electrolysis, n.
1 Chem. the decomposition of a substance by the application of an electric current.
2 Surgery this process applied to the destruction of tumours, hair-roots, etc.

Derivative
electrolytic adj. electrolytical adj. electrolytically adv.
Etymology
ELECTRO- + -LYSIS

THESAURUS

electrolysis

acetification, acidification, acidulation, alkalization, anion, bloodless surgery, carbonation, catalysis, cation, cauterization, cautery, chemicalization, electrocautery, electrocoating, electroetching, electrogalvanization, electrogilding, electrograving, electrolyte, electrolyzation, electroplating, electroresection, electrosurgery, ferment, fermentation, galvanization, hydrogenation, ion, ionization, ionogen, isomerism, laser surgery, metamerism, metamerization, nitration, nonelectrolyte, oxidation, oxidization, phosphatization, polymerism, polymerization, position isomerism, radiosurgery, reduction, saturization, surgery, surgical diathermy, surgical treatment, working

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