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Noun: ionisation  ,I-u-nI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: ionization)
  1. The condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    "the ionisation of a gas";
    - ionization
  2. The process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas
    - ionization

Derived forms: ionisations

Type of: action, activity, condition, natural action, natural process, status

Encyclopedia: Ionisation