[ far-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈfær əˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), far·a·dized, far·a·diz·ing. Medicine/Medical.

to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced alternating electric current (distinguished from galvanize).

Origin of faradize

From the French word faradiser, dating back to 1860–65. See farad, -ize


far·a·di·za·tion, nounfar·a·diz·er, nounfar·a·dism, noun
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Examples from the Web for faradism

  • Faradism is applied in the form just described, using a wire brush as an electrode to the areas of numbness and anæsthesia.

    Fat and Blood|S. Weir Mitchell
  • As remarked in the chapter on Pollens, I have succeeded with the milder methods of rosin-weed, faradism and ichthyol.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
  • Faradization, or Faradism, the medical application of the induced currents which Faraday discovered in 1831.

British Dictionary definitions for faradism (1 of 2)

/ (ˈfærəˌdɪzəm) /


the therapeutic use of faradic currents

British Dictionary definitions for faradism (2 of 2)



/ (ˈfærəˌdaɪz) /


(tr) obsolete to treat (an organ or part) with faradic currents

Derived forms of faradize

faradization or faradisation, nounfaradizer or faradiser, noun
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