anodize

anodize

[an-uh-dahyz]
verb (used with object), anodized, anodizing. Chemistry.
to coat a metal, especially magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means.
Also, especially British, anodise.


Origin:
1930–35; anode + -ize

anodization, noun
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anodize or anodise (ˈænəˌdaɪz)
 
vb
to coat (a metal, such as aluminium or magnesium) with a protective oxide film by electrolysis
 
anodise or anodise
 
vb

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