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metallize

[met-l-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), met·al·lized, met·al·liz·ing.
  1. metalize.
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Also especially British, met·al·lise.
Related formsmet·al·li·za·tion, noun

metalize

or met·al·lize

[met-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), met·al·ized, met·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make metallic; give the characteristics of metal to.
  2. to cover or coat (a metal or nonmetal object or structure) with metal.
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Origin of metalize

First recorded in 1585–95; metal + -ize
Related formsmet·al·i·za·tion, nounun·met·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metallize

metallize

metallise or US metalize

verb
  1. (tr) to make metallic or to coat or treat with metal
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Derived Formsmetallization, metallisation or US metalization, noun
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