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1. Chemical change, especially decomposition, produced in an electrolyte by an electric current.
2. Destruction of living tissue, especially of hair roots, by means of an electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode.
1. (Chemistry) the conduction of electricity by a solution or melt, esp the use of this process to induce chemical changes
2. (Medicine) the destruction of living tissue, such as hair roots, by an electric current, usually for cosmetic reasons
[C19: from electro- + -lysis]
e•lec•trol•y•sis(ɪ lɛkˈtrɒl ə sɪs)
1. the passage of an electric current through an electrolyte with subsequent migration of charged ions to the negative and positive electrodes.
2. the destruction of hair roots, tumors, etc., by an electric current.
A process in which a chemical change, especially decomposition, is brought about by passing an electric current through a solution of electrolytes so that the electrolyte's ions move toward the negative and positive electrodes and react with them.
The process by which an electrolyte is decomposed when a direct electric current is passed through it between electrodes.
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|Noun||1.||electrolysis - (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
|2.||electrolysis - removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root|
electrolysis[ɪlekˈtrɒlɪsɪs] N → electrólisis f inv
electrolysis[ɪlɛkˈtrɒlɪsɪs] n → électrolyse f
n → Elektrolyse f
electrolysis[ɪlɛkˈtrɒlɪsɪs] n → elettrolisi f
n. electrolisis, descomposición de una sustancia por medio de una corriente eléctrica.