- to coat (a metal, especially magnesium or aluminum) with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means.
Also especially British, an·o·dise.
Origin of anodize
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- to coat (a metal, such as aluminium or magnesium) with a protective oxide film by electrolysis
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Word Origin and History for anodize
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