electrolyze

electrolyze

[ih-lek-truh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), electrolyzed, electrolyzing. Physical Chemistry.
to decompose by electrolysis.
Also, especially British, electrolyse.


Origin:
1825–35; electro- + -lyze

electrolyzation, noun
electrolyzer, noun
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electrolyse or electrolyze (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
2.  to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
 
[C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse]
 
electrolyze or electrolyze
 
vb
 
[C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse]
 
electroly'sation or electrolyze
 
n
 
electroly'zation or electrolyze
 
n
 
e'lectrolyser or electrolyze
 
n
 
e'lectrolyzer or electrolyze
 
n

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