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gold plate

noun
1.
tableware or containers made of gold.
2.
a plating, especially electroplating, of gold.

gold-plate

[gohld-pleyt] /ˈgoʊldˈpleɪt/
verb (used with object), gold-plated, gold-plating.
1.
to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
2.
to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily:
The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
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British Dictionary definitions for gold-plate

gold-plate

verb
1.
(transitive) to coat (other metal) with gold, usually by electroplating

gold plate

noun
1.
a thin coating of gold, usually produced by electroplating
2.
vessels or utensils made of gold
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