- to decompose by electrolysis.
Also especially British, e·lec·tro·lyse.
Origin of electrolyze
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One of the first discoveries made with it was its power to electrolyse or chemically decompose certain solutions.
- to decompose (a chemical compound) by electrolysis
- to destroy (living tissue, such as hair roots) by electrolysis
C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse
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