- (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 136:
- But current leakage in a Tube tunnel can cause electrolysis to occur in steel retaining walls, which in turn causes them to rust; it could also damage the foundations of nearby buildings.
- The destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current.
destruction of hair roots by electric current