/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪz) /
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to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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.