an·​od·​ize | \ ˈa-nə-ˌdīz How to pronounce anodize (audio) \
anodized; anodizing

Definition of anodize

transitive verb

: to subject (a metal) to electrolytic action as the anode of a cell in order to coat with a protective or decorative film

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anodization \ ˌa-​ˌnō-​də-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce anodize (audio) , ˌa-​nə-​ \ noun

Examples of anodize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The almost 3,000-square-foot dwelling, wrapped in non-rusting anodized aluminum, was completed in 1987, when disco was still blasting in nightclubs. oregonlive, "One-of-a-kind Portland homes for sale: Modern to Mediterranean, floating house to a faux castle," 30 May 2020 It's made of anodized aluminum and has a 13.3-inch FHD IPS main display, a fingerprint reader embedded onto its power button, as well as one USB-C port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and an audio jack. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Lenovo enters the foldable PC space with new ThinkPad X1 Fold," 6 Jan. 2020 Garver worked on the Twinkler’s design until his death in 2015, focusing on anodized aluminum instead of plastic. Vince Guerrieri, Popular Mechanics, "‘People Are Buying Their Memories Back’: The Christmas Ornament That Time Forgot," 20 Dec. 2019 For one, the chintzy plastic in the headband has been replaced with sturdy anodized aluminum. Wired, "New Beats Solo Pro Headphones Add On-Ear Noise Canceling," 15 Oct. 2019 Its blade and anodized machined-aluminum handle look great. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "8 Great Pocket Knives to Keep on You Every Day," 18 Sep. 2019 The new device comes in an anodized aluminum and glass body that Apple claims is its most durable phone design to date. Samuel Axon And Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Apple introduces the new $699 iPhone 11—and it’s all about the cameras," 10 Sep. 2019 Made of anodized aluminum with stainless steel handles and a ceramic nonstick finish, your omelets, steaks, and pancakes will slide right out of the pan. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets to Buy in 2019, According to Kitchen Product Experts," 1 Mar. 2019 Black anodized aluminum appears all over the house, including on the stairway that leads to the second floor. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A Perfectionist Architect’s Experimental Home," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of anodize

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Anodize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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