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electrolyze

[ih-lek-truh-lahyz] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), electrolyzed, electrolyzing. Physical Chemistry
1.
to decompose by electrolysis.
Also, especially British, electrolyse.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; electro- + -lyze
Related forms
electrolyzation, noun
electrolyzer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrolyse

electrolyse

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
2.
to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
Derived Forms
electrolysation, (US) electrolyzation, noun
electrolyser, (US) electrolyzer, noun
Word Origin
C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse
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