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Definition of "electrolysis" []

  • Chemical change, especially decomposition, produced in an electrolyte by an electric current. (noun)
  • Destruction of living tissue, especially of hair roots, by means of an electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "electrolysis" in a sentence
  • "As a result, electrolysis is for many a lifelong pursuit that often does not meet the clients expectations."
  • "The only way to repair a system with electrolysis is to remove any and all connections to the electrical system (that can be daunting in a medical building), and replace the entire piping system in the building."
  • "They also say that electrolysis is involved ( "gas bubbles form around the electrodes indicating that an electrolytic reaction is taking place")."