Examples from the Web for electrolysis
It may be deposited by electrolysis as in nickel plating, but the zinc coating is more apt to be porous.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Electrolysis of a solution in hydrofluoric acid gives cobaltic fluoride, CoF3.
Only fifteen years ago it would have been folly to desire to obtain remunerative results through the electrolysis of water.
It was merely a cover to an attempt to break into the bank vaults by electrolysis of the steel and concrete.The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve
Small hairy nævi may be excised, or, as also in the larger hairy moles, the hairs may be removed by electrolysis.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for electrolysis
Word Origin for electrolysis
Word Origin and History for electrolysis
1834, introduced by Faraday on the suggestion of the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, from electro- + Greek lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to loosen, set free" (see lose). Originally of tumors, later (1909) of hair removal.