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anodize

[an-uh-dahyz] /ˈæn əˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), anodized, anodizing. Chemistry
1.
to coat a metal, especially magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means.
Also, especially British, anodise.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; anode + -ize
Related forms
anodization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anodized

anodize

/ˈænəˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
to coat (a metal, such as aluminium or magnesium) with a protective oxide film by electrolysis
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Word Origin and History for anodized

anodize

v.

1931, from anode + -ize. Related: Anodized; anodizing.

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