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

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
anodization noun

Examples of anodize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 4 corners of the roof rack are anodized in a bright copper finish that sets the stage for all the other badges and markers. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 Billet-aluminum parts are anodized in black or champagne gold, while the carbon-fiber structural components maintain that material’s authentic look. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2023 The two-layer body of the portable speaker is anodized in red and black so that the grille really pops against the dark interior. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Aug. 2023 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, 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, 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, 20 Dec. 2019 For one, the chintzy plastic in the headband has been replaced with sturdy anodized aluminum. Wired, 15 Oct. 2019 Its blade and anodized machined-aluminum handle look great. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anodize was in 1931

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“Anodize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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an·​od·​ize ˈan-ə-ˌdīz How to pronounce anodize (audio)
anodized; anodizing
: to cause (a metal) to undergo electrolytic action as the anode of a cell in order to coat with a protective or decorative film
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