<chemistry, radiobiology> Any process by which a neutral atom gains or loses electrons, thus acquiring a net charge, as the dissociation of a substance in solution into ions or ion production by the passage of radioactive particles.

High temperatures, electrical discharges or nuclear radiations can cause ionisation.

(16 Dec 1997)

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