electrolyse

US electrolyze

/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

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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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