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chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
(of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
Photography. a positive color transparency; kodachrome.
verb (used with object), chromed, chroming.
(of dyeing) to subject to a bath of dichromate of potassium or sodium.
to plate (metal) with a compound of chromium.
to treat or tan (a hide or leather) with a chromium compound.

1790–1800; < French < Greek chrôma color; (in defs 1, 2, 6, 7) shortened form of chromium

multichrome, noun
unchromed, adjective
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chrome (krəʊm)
1.  a.  another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
 b.  (as modifier): a chrome dye
2.  anything plated with chromium, such as fittings on a car body
3.  a pigment or dye that contains chromium
4.  to plate or be plated with chromium, usually by electroplating
5.  to treat or be treated with a chromium compound, as in dyeing or tanning
[C19: via French from Greek khrōma colour]

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Word Origin & History

1800, from Fr., coined 1797 by Fr. chemist Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin (1763-1829), from Gk. khroma "color," because it makes colorful compounds. Originally the name given to the metal chromium; as a short form of chromium plating it dates from 1937.
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chrome (krōm)
Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.

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