metallize

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metal +‎ -ize

VerbEdit

metallize (third-person singular simple present metallizes, present participle metallizing, simple past and past participle metallized)

  1. To coat, treat or impregnate a non-metallic object with metal.
    • 1879, Th Du Moncel, The Telephone, the Microphone and the Phonograph, Harper, page 166:
      He takes the prepared charcoal used by artists, brings it to a white heat, and suddenly plunges it in a bath of mercury, of which the globules instantly penetrate the pores of charcoal, and may be said to metallize it.

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