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 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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The first known use of electroplate was in 1851

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“Electroplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroplate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of electroplate

: to coat (something) with a thin layer of metal (such as silver) by using electrolysis (sense 2)

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