electrolysis

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Electrolysis \E'lec*trol"y*sis\, noun [Electro- + Gr. ? a loosing, dissolving, fr. ? to loose, dissolve.] (Physics & Chem.) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

electrolysis

noun

1: (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions

2: removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root


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