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electrolyze

[ih-lek-truh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·lyzed, e·lec·tro·lyz·ing. Physical Chemistry.
  1. to decompose by electrolysis.
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Also especially British, e·lec·tro·lyse.

Origin of electrolyze

First recorded in 1825–35; electro- + -lyze
Related formse·lec·tro·ly·za·tion, noune·lec·tro·lyz·er, noun
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Related Words

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Historical Examples

  • These experiments give abundant proofs that a single pair of plates can electrolyze bodies and separate their elements.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

    Michael Faraday