electroplate

verb
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

First Known Use of electroplate

1851, in the meaning defined above

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electroplate

verb

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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