[ ih-lek-truh-lahyz ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·lyzed, e·lec·tro·lyz·ing. Physical Chemistry.
to decompose by electrolysis.
Also especially British, e·lec·tro·lyse.
Related formse·lec·tro·ly·za·tion, noune·lec·tro·lyz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for electrolyse
One of the first discoveries made with it was its power to electrolyse or chemically decompose certain solutions.
British Dictionary definitions for electrolyse
/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz) /
to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
Derived Formselectrolysation or US electrolyzation, nounelectrolyser or US electrolyzer, noun
Word Origin for electrolyse
C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse
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