ionization

Definitions of ionization
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n the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas

Synonyms:
ionisation
Type of:
action, activity, natural action, natural process
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

n the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)

“the ionization of a gas”
Synonyms:
ionisation
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time

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