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electrolysis

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noun elec·trol·y·sis \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-lə-səs\

Simple Definition of electrolysis

  • : the process of removing unwanted hair by killing the hair root with an electric current

  • chemistry : the process of separating a liquid into its different chemical parts by passing an electric current through it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of electrolysis

  1. 1 a :  the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyte b :  subjection to this action

  2. 2 :  the destruction of hair roots by an electrologist using direct current

Examples of electrolysis in a sentence

  1. She had electrolysis done on her upper lip.



1834

First Known Use of electrolysis

1834


ELECTROLYSIS Defined for Kids

electrolysis

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noun elec·trol·y·sis \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-lə-səs\

Definition of electrolysis for Students

  1. :  the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through a liquid




Medical Dictionary

electrolysis

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noun elec·trol·y·sis \i-ˌlek-ˈträl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of electrolysis

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electrolyses

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  1. 1a:  the process of producing chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyteb:  subjection to this action

  2. 2:  the destruction of hair roots by an electrologist by means of an electric current applied to the body with a needle-shaped electrode




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