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electrolysis

noun [U] uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɒl.ə.sɪs/ us    /-ˈtrɑː.lə-/
the use of an electric current to cause chemical change in a liquidPhysical and chemical processesElectricity and electronics the process of using a very small electric current to remove hair and stop it from growing backBeauty treatments
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