electrolysis NOUN 1) chemical decomposition produced by passing an electric current through a conducting liquid. 2) the breaking up and removal of hair roots or small blemishes on the skin by means of an electric current.
DERIVATIVES electrolytic adjective.

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  • Electrolytic — E*lec tro*lyt ic, Electrolytical E*lec tro*lyt ic*al, a. [Cf. F. [ e]lectrolytique.] Pertaining to electrolysis; as, electrolytic action. {E*lec tro*lyt ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electrolytic — [ē lek΄trō lit′ik, ilek΄trō lit′ik; ē lek΄trə lit′ik, i lek΄trəlit′ik] adj. 1. of or produced by electrolysis 2. of or containing an electrolyte electrolytically adv …   English World dictionary

  • electrolytic — I noun a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte • Syn: ↑electrolytic capacitor, ↑electrolytic condenser • Hypernyms: ↑capacitor, ↑capacitance, ↑condenser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • electrolytic — adjective Date: 1842 of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte < an electrolytic cell >; also produced by or used in electrolysis < electrolytic copper > • electrolytically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electrolytic — Referring to or caused by electrolysis. * * * elec·tro·lyt·ic i .lek trə lit ik adj of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte also involving, produced by, or used in electrolysis <the anode of an electrolytic cell>… …   Medical dictionary

  • electrolytic — electrolytically, adv. /i lek treuh lit ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or derived by electrolysis. 2. pertaining to an electrolyte. Also, electrolytical. [1835 45; ELECTRO + LYTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • electrolytic — adjective of, relating to, or using electrolysis …   Wiktionary

  • Electrolytic — Электролитический …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • electrolytic — adj. created through electrolysis; containing electrolyte; accomplished through electrochemical processes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electrolytic — elec·tro·lyt·ic …   English syllables