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Noun: ionization  ,I-u-nu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,I-u-nI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    "the ionization of a gas";
    - ionisation [Brit]
  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
    - ionisation [Brit]

Derived forms: ionizations

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

Encyclopedia: Ionization