/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz) /
to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
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Derived forms of electrolyseelectrolysation or US electrolyzation, nounelectrolyser or US electrolyzer, noun
Word Origin for electrolyse
C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse
Words nearby electrolyse
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Example sentences from the Web for electrolyse
One of the first discoveries made with it was its power to electrolyse or chemically decompose certain solutions.