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

Other Words from anodize

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, 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 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, 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, 1 Mar. 2019 Black anodized aluminum appears all over the house, including on the stairway that leads to the second floor. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2018 See More

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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 Jul. 2022.

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