elec·​tro·​plate | \ i-ˈlek-trə-ˌplāt How to pronounce electroplate (audio) \
electroplated; electroplating; electroplates

Definition of electroplate

transitive verb

: to plate with an adherent continuous coating by electrodeposition

Examples of electroplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another ten or so rovers would fabricate thin antennas out of that metal and then use an electrolysis technique to electroplate them onto the lunar surface. Chris Wright, Wired, 15 June 2021 Lithium atoms electroplate onto a copper electrode as the battery charges and then move back into a conventional lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode as charge depletes. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 14 Aug. 2020 The tiara is composed of fifteen intersecting circular components, set on a base ring and linked with an undulating band, all cast in lead-free pewter, mounted, and electroplated in silver. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 15 Sep. 2019 Cyanide is used by the steel industry to electroplate and clean metals. Michael Hawthorne, chicagotribune.com, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of electroplate

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroplate. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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