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
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Examples from the Web for electrolyse
Historical Examples of electrolyse
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
Word Origin for electrolyse
C19: back formation from electrolysis on pattern of analyse
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