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electroplate

[ih-lek-truh-pleyt]
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verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·plat·ed, e·lec·tro·plat·ing.
  1. to plate or coat with a metal by electrolysis.
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noun
  1. electroplated articles or ware.
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Origin of electroplate

First recorded in 1860–65; electro- + plate1
Related formse·lec·tro·plat·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for electroplate

Historical Examples

  • The silver teapot was oneit was real silver, not electroplate.

    The Girls of St. Wode's

    L. T. Meade

  • A metallic surface which it is intended to electroplate must, as has been mentioned, be scrupulously clean.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • These numerous little holes present a difficult surface for making a good wax mold when an electroplate is made for printing.

    Type

    A. A. Stewart


British Dictionary definitions for electroplate

electroplate

verb
  1. (tr) to plate (an object) by electrolysis
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noun
  1. electroplated articles collectively, esp when plated with silver
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adjective
  1. coated with metal by electrolysis; electroplated
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Derived Formselectroplater, noun
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