metallide

transitive verb

met·​al·​lide
ˈmetᵊlˌīd,
-etᵊl-
-ed/-ing/-s
: to diffuse (atoms of a metal or metalloid) into the surface of a metal by electrolysis in order to impart a desired surface property (such as hardness) to the bulk metal

Word History

Etymology

obsolete metallide, noun, a binary compound of metals, from metall- + -ide entry 1

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metallide was in 1967

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“Metallide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metallide. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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