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ELECTROLYSIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electrolysis mean? 

ELECTROLYSIS (noun)
  The noun ELECTROLYSIS has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ELECTROLYSIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELECTROLYSIS (noun)


Sense 1electrolysis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("electrolysis" is a kind of...):

chemical decomposition reaction; decomposition; decomposition reaction ((chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


Sense 2electrolysis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("electrolysis" is a kind of...):

depilation; epilation (the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin))


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