electrolysis

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

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 in a Sentence

  1. She had electrolysis done on her upper lip.

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First Known Use of electrolysis

1834


ELECTROLYSIS Defined for English Language Learners

electrolysis

noun

Definition of electrolysis for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ELECTROLYSIS Defined for Kids

electrolysis

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

Definition of electrolysis for Students

: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 \

medical Definition of electrolysis

plural electrolyses play \-ˌsēz\
1 a :the process of producing 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 by means of an electric current applied to the body with a needle-shaped electrode


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