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verb (used with object), far·a·dized, far·a·diz·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced alternating electric current (distinguished from galvanize).
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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 faradization

Historical Examples of faradization

  • Faradization, or Faradism, the medical application of the induced currents which Faraday discovered in 1831.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia


  • Galvanization or faradization of the affected parts may also be employed, and with, occasionally, beneficial effect.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Faradization has produced a temporary relief, but no permanent improvement.

British Dictionary definitions for faradization



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