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electrolysis

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

: 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

Full Definition of ELECTROLYSIS

1
a :  the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyte
b :  subjection to this action
2
:  the destruction of hair roots by an electrologist using direct current

Examples of ELECTROLYSIS

  1. She had electrolysis done on her upper lip.

First Known Use of ELECTROLYSIS

1834
ELECTROLYSIS Defined for Kids

electrolysis

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

Definition of ELECTROLYSIS for Kids

:  the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through a liquid
Medical Dictionary

electrolysis

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

Medical Definition of ELECTROLYSIS

1
a :  the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyte b :  subjection to this action
2
:  the destruction of hair roots by an electrologist using direct current

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