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chrome

[krohm] /kroʊm/
noun
1.
2.
chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
3.
(of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
4.
Photography. a positive color transparency; kodachrome.
verb (used with object), chromed, chroming.
5.
(of dyeing) to subject to a bath of dichromate of potassium or sodium.
6.
to plate (metal) with a compound of chromium.
7.
to treat or tan (a hide or leather) with a chromium compound.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French < Greek chrôma color; (in defs 1, 2, 6, 7) shortened form of chromium
Related forms
multichrome, noun
unchromed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unchromed

chrome

/krəʊm/
noun
1.
  1. another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
  2. (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
verb
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
Word Origin
C19: via French from Greek khrōma colour
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Word Origin and History for unchromed
chrome
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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unchromed in Medicine

chrome (krōm)
n.
Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.

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