chromize

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

Definition of chromize

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of chromize

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromize

chrome entry 1 + -ize

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