faradize

[ 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).

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Origin of faradize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM faradize

far·a·di·za·tion, nounfar·a·diz·er, nounfar·a·dism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for faradize

faradize

faradise

/ (ˈfærəˌdaɪz) /

verb

(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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