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Introduced by Michael Faraday on the suggestion of the Rev. William Whewell, from electro- +‎ -lysis (a loosening). Originally of tumors, later (1909) of hair removal.

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electrolysis (countable and uncountable, plural electrolyses)

  1. (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt.
  2. The destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current.

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