transitive verb
met·​al·​lide | \ ˈmetᵊlˌīd, -etᵊl-\

Definition of metallide

: 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

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First Known Use of metallide

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metallide

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

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to make a temporary encampment

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