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faradize

[far-uh-dahyz] /ˈfær əˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), faradized, faradizing. Medicine/Medical
1.
to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced alternating electric current (distinguished from galvanize).
Origin of faradize
1860-1865
1860-65; < French faradiser. See farad, -ize
Related forms
faradization, noun
faradizer, noun
faradism, noun
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  • faradism is applied in the form just described, using a wire brush as an electrode to the areas of numbness and anæsthesia.

    Fat and Blood S. Weir Mitchell
  • Faradization, or faradism, the medical application of the induced currents which Faraday discovered in 1831.

  • As remarked in the chapter on Pollens, I have succeeded with the milder methods of rosin-weed, faradism and ichthyol.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw
British Dictionary definitions for faradism

faradism

/ˈfærəˌdɪzəm/
noun
1.
the therapeutic use of faradic currents

faradize

/ˈfærəˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (obsolete) to treat (an organ or part) with faradic currents
Derived Forms
faradization, faradisation, noun
faradizer, faradiser, noun
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