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 anodization (audio) , ˌa-​nə-​ \ noun

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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 Black anodized aluminum appears all over, including the stairway. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A Perfectionist Architect’s Experimental Home," 27 Dec. 2018 Each speaker has been individually anodized and dyed at B&O’s world-leading aluminum factory in Denmark. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Bang & Olufsen puts five unique BeoSound 1 speakers up for auction," 3 July 2018 Along with a packed schedule of other custom rigs, Mr. Callahan has to have the bike custom-painted in his in-house shop and wait for the other custom parts he’s ordered to be anodized and shipped over. Andrew O’reilly, New York Times, "Building an Urban Escape Vehicle," 3 May 2018 The premium exterior materials include anodized aluminum and a magnesium alloy. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 pack 6-core Intel overclockable goodness," 3 Apr. 2018 As president of Neal Feay Company, Rasmussen has transformed his family run aluminum company from an electronics manufacturer to a top global supplier of creative anodized aluminum. Casey Quackenbush, Fortune, "Meet the Man Who Turned Aluminum Into a Material for High-End Art," 7 Mar. 2018 Anodized aluminum ovens range from $75 to $150, depending on size. Pete Zimowsky, idahostatesman, "Go Dutch for your next camping feast by following these cooking tips," 26 May 2017 By contrast, the iPhone SE’s anodized aluminum case, which mimics the color and styling of more expensive models, doesn’t send the same message, Hibben says. Davey Alba, WIRED, "Apple’s Got Millions of Reasons to Make a Smaller iPhone," 22 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of anodize

1931, in the meaning defined above

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