cathodic protection

noun

Definition of cathodic protection 

: the prevention of electrolytic corrosion of a usually metallic structure (such as a pipeline) by causing it to act as the cathode rather than as the anode of an electrochemical cell

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Electrochemical protection: An electrochemical method, called cathodic protection, is being installed to protect underground piping from corrosion and allow for enhanced monitoring of the pipeline system. For Lg&e And Ku, The Courier-Journal, "From underground to warming homes and businesses all around," 23 Jan. 2018 Also, TransCanada plans to use a measure called cathodic protection, in which impressed electrical current flows through the surface of the pipeline. Bobby Magill, Popular Mechanics, "How Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Be Built?," 8 Apr. 2013

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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