chro·​mize ˈkrō-ˌmīz How to pronounce chromize (audio)
chromized; chromizing

transitive verb

: to treat (metal) with chromium in order to form a protective surface alloy

Word History


chrome entry 1 + -ize

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromize was in 1939

Dictionary Entries Near chromize

Cite this Entry

“Chromize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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