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Noun: electrolysis  i,lek'tró-li-sis
  1. (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
     
  2. Removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

Derived forms: electrolysises

Type of: chemical decomposition reaction, decomposition, decomposition reaction, depilation, epilation

Encyclopedia: Electrolysis