electroless

adjective
elec·​tro·​less | \ i-ˈlek-ˌtrō-ləs How to pronounce electroless (audio) , -trə- \

Definition of electroless

: being or involving deposition of metal by chemical means instead of by electrodeposition

First Known Use of electroless

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electroless was in 1947

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“Electroless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroless. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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