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

transitive verb

: to coat, treat, or combine with a metal
metallization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metallize was in 1594

Dictionary Entries Near metallize

Cite this Entry

“Metallize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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