Electrolyze E*lec"tro*lyze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Electrolyzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electrolyzing}.] [Cf. F. ['e]lectrolyser. See {Electrolysis}.] 1. To decompose by the direct action of electricity. --Faraday. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Electrolysis}.] To subject to electrolysis. -- {E*lec`tro*ly*za"tion}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • electrolyze — [ē lek′trō līz΄, ilek′trō līz΄; ē lek′trə līz΄, i lek′trəlīz΄] vt. electrolyzed, electrolyzing to subject to, or decompose by, electrolysis …   English World dictionary

  • electrolyze — transitive verb ( lyzed; lyzing) Date: 1834 to subject to electrolysis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electrolyze — electrolyzation, n. electrolyzer, n. /i lek treuh luyz /, v.t., electrolyzed, electrolyzing. Physical Chem. to decompose by electrolysis. Also, esp. Brit., electrolyse. [1825 35; ELECTRO + LYZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • electrolyze — verb To decompose by means of, or as a result of electrolysis …   Wiktionary

  • electrolyze — To decompose chemically by means of an electric current. * * * elec·tro·lyze or Brit elec·tro·lyse i lek trə .līz vt, lyzed or Brit lysed; lyz·ing or Brit lys·ing to subject to electrolysis …   Medical dictionary

  • electrolyze — Synonyms and related words: acetify, acidify, acidulate, alkalify, alkalize, borate, carbonate, catalyze, chemical, chlorinate, dialyze, dissociate, electrogalvanize, electrogild, electroplate, ferment, galvanize, homopolymerize, hydrate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • electrolyze — v. separate a substance using electric currents, chemically separate a substance (also electrolyse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electrolyze — elec·tro·lyze …   English syllables

  • electrolyze — e•lec•tro•lyze [[t]ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. lyzed, lyz•ing chem. to decompose by electrolysis • Etymology: 1825–35 e•lec tro•ly•za′tion, n. e•lec′tro•lyz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • electrolyze — əˈlektrəˌlīz, ēˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: electr + lyze : to subject to electrolysis …   Useful english dictionary

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