from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to decompose by electrolysis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To decompose by means of, or as a result of electrolysis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To decompose by the direct action of electricity.
  • transitive v. To subject to electrolysis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To decompose by the direct action of electricity. Also spelled electrolyse.


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  • Over the longer term, we might be able to build enough renewable energy capacity ” solar and wind in particular ” to "electrolyze" water, stripping away its hydrogen in a truly renewable fashion.

    Crossing the Red Line

  • If you are trying to electrolyze water to make hydrogen and oxygen, it helps to not have them mix together trust me.

    A shout-out to the separator

  • I've heard of the possibility of technology that could be powered with solar and/or wind power, could extract water vapor from the air, and electrolyze it to convert it into hydrogen.

    McCain: We Can Achieve "Strategic Independence" From Foreign Oil By 2025

  • He argued that one of the major impediments facing the growth of renewable generation technologies is storage, and that by using renewables such as wind and solar power to electrolyze water and create hydrogen, we can overcome that impediment.

    Dispatches from Paros: The Green Economy

  • We already see the ultimate solution to meeting the energy demands of a growing global population while eliminating greenhouse gases: using solar and wind energy to power homes and factories and to electrolyze water to create hydrogen, which will power our cars and trucks.

    Jeff Schweitzer: Transition Topic II: Energy Independence

  • That is why we need to use wind and solar as the energy source to electrolyze water.

    Jeff Schweitzer: Transition Topic II: Energy Independence

  • You mean we can't use solar energy to electrolyze water for HHO?

    Screw the Bandaids. Pull the Goddamn Knife Out

  • Located in remote regions, power plants would electrolyze seawater; the hydrogen produced would travel to distant cities by pipelines.


  • At our White Plains fueling station, they actually extract it right on site, they electrolyze it right on site.

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2008

  • So, if we build a lot of nuclear, wind & solar electricity generation to replace fossil fuel generators, there will often be a mismatch between electricity supply & demand & we can electrolyze water with off-peak power, with the resulting H2 burned wherever heat is needed.

    A new Dr. Steve - The Panda's Thumb


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