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Meaning of electrolysis

e•lec•trol•y•sis

Pronunciation: (i-lek-trol'u-sis, ē"lek-), [key]
— n.
  1. the passage of an electric current through an electrolyte with subsequent migration of positively and negatively charged ions to the negative and positive electrodes.
  2. the destruction of hair roots, tumors, etc., by an electric current.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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