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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
1860-1865
1860-65; electro- + plate1
Related forms
electroplater, noun
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Examples for electroplating
  • electroplating because of its appearance, hardness, and resistance to oxidation.
British Dictionary definitions for electroplating

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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electroplating in Science
electroplating
  (ĭ-lěk'trō-plā'tĭng)   
The process of coating the surface of a conducting material with a metal. During the process, the surface to be covered acts as a cathode in an electrolytic cell, and the metal that is to cover it acts as an anode. Electroplating is usually used to cover a less expensive metal with a more expensive metal, or to cover a corrosive metal with a less corrosive or noncorrosive metal.
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electroplating in Culture

electroplating definition


A process whereby a thin coat of metal is applied to a material. The process involves placing the material to be coated in a solution containing ions of the metal and then passing an electric current through the system, which causes the ions to adhere to the material.

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