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electroplate

[ih-lek-truh-pleyt] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌpleɪt/
verb (used with object), electroplated, electroplating.
1.
to plate or coat with a metal by electrolysis.
noun
2.
electroplated articles or ware.
Origin of electroplate
1860-1865
1860-65; electro- + plate1
Related forms
electroplater, noun
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  • These numerous little holes present a difficult surface for making a good wax mold when an electroplate is made for printing.

    Type A. A. Stewart
  • The silver teapot was oneit was real silver, not electroplate.

  • A metallic surface which it is intended to electroplate must, as has been mentioned, be scrupulously clean.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
British Dictionary definitions for electroplate

electroplate

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌpleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to plate (an object) by electrolysis
noun
2.
electroplated articles collectively, esp when plated with silver
adjective
3.
coated with metal by electrolysis; electroplated
Derived Forms
electroplater, noun
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