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faradize

[far-uh-dahyz]
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verb (used with object), far·a·dized, far·a·diz·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced alternating electric current (distinguished from galvanize).

Origin of faradize

From the French word faradiser, dating back to 1860–65. See farad, -ize
Related formsfar·a·di·za·tion, nounfar·a·diz·er, nounfar·a·dism, noun
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Examples from the Web for faradization

Historical Examples

  • Faradization, or Faradism, the medical application of the induced currents which Faraday discovered in 1831.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

    Various

  • Galvanization or faradization of the affected parts may also be employed, and with, occasionally, beneficial effect.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Faradization has produced a temporary relief, but no permanent improvement.


British Dictionary definitions for faradization

faradize

faradise

verb
  1. (tr) obsolete to treat (an organ or part) with faradic currents
Derived Formsfaradization or faradisation, nounfaradizer or faradiser, noun
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