[ 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.

Origin of electrolyze

First recorded in 1825–35; electro- + -lyze

OTHER WORDS FROM electrolyze

e·lec·tro·ly·za·tion, noune·lec·tro·lyz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrolyse


US electrolyze

/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis

Derived forms of electrolyse

electrolysation 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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