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ionization

Pronunciation: i'on-i-za'shun

Definition:

  1. Dissociation into ions, occurring when an electrolyte is dissolved in water or certain liquids or when molecules are subjected to electrical discharge or ionizing radiation.
  2. Production of ions as a result of interaction of radiation with matter.

Synonym(s): iontophoresis

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