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[an-uh-dahyz] /ˈæn əˌdaɪz/
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 of anodize
1930-35; anode + -ize
Related forms
anodization, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for anodized


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



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

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