Dictionary.com

faradism

/ (ˈfærəˌdɪzəm) /
Save This Word!

noun

the therapeutic use of faradic currents

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for faradism

  • 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.

  • 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
See Today's Synonym