[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. faraday effect,
  2. faraday shield,
  3. faraday, michael,
  4. faradic,
  5. faradism,
  6. farandole,
  7. farang,
  8. faraway,
  9. farber's disease,
  10. farc

Origin of faradize

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

Related formsfar·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


/ (ˈfærəˌdɪzəm) /


the therapeutic use of faradic currents



/ (ˈfærəˌdaɪz) /


(tr) obsolete to treat (an organ or part) with faradic currents
Derived Formsfaradization or faradisation, nounfaradizer or faradiser, noun

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