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Electrolysis

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Electrolysis

1. (Science: chemistry) The process where an electric current is passed through an electrolytic solution or other appropriate medium, causing a chemical reaction. Similar to what happens within a battery.

2. (Science: procedure) The process where an electric current is used to destroy tumours.

3. (Science: dermatology) The removal of unwanted body hair by electrocuting the hair roots with an electrified needle.

Origin: gr. Lysis = dissolution