electroplate

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verb elec·tro·plate \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌplāt\

Definition of electroplate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to plate with an adherent continuous coating by electrodeposition

First Known Use of electroplate

1851


ELECTROPLATE Defined for English Language Learners

electroplate

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Definition of electroplate for English Language Learners

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



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