transitive verb

: to treat by a process for coating metal (as iron or steel) with aluminum in which the metal is heated in a reducing atmosphere in a closed retort with a mixture containing finely divided aluminum that alloys with the metal to a depth dependent on the length of the treatment compare sherardize

Word History


Latin calor + English -ize

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“Calorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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