metallize

verb
met·​al·​lize | \ ˈme-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce metallize (audio) \
variants: or less commonly metalize
metallized also metalized; metallizing also metalizing

Definition of metallize

transitive verb

: to coat, treat, or combine with a metal

Other Words from metallize

metallization \ ˌme-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce metallization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of metallize

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Metallize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metallize. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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