a current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. removal of metal from a piece by electrolysis.
noun 1. . noun 1. protection of ferrous metals against electrolysis by the attachment of sacrificial anodes. noun 1. (metallurgy) a technique for protecting metal structures, such as steel ships and pipelines, from electrolytic corrosion by making the structure the cathode in a cell, either by applying an electromotive force directly or by putting it […]
[ih-lek-truh-lahyz] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), electrolyzed, electrolyzing. Physical Chemistry. 1. to decompose by electrolysis.
[ih-lek-troh-mag-nit] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmæg nɪt/ noun 1. a device consisting of an iron or steel core that is magnetized by electric current in a coil that surrounds it. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪt/ noun 1. a magnet consisting of an iron or steel core wound with a coil of wire, through which a current is passed n. 1831; see electro- […]