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

Definition of metallide


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of metallide

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

First Known Use: 1967

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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