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autoionization

[ aw-toh-ahy-uh-nuh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˌaɪ ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /
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British Dictionary definitions for autoionization

autoionization

autoionisation

/ (ˌɔːtəʊˌaɪənaɪˈzeɪʃən) /

noun
physics the process in which spontaneous decay of excited atoms or molecules results in emission of electrons, rather than photons
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