anodize

[ an-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈæn əˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), an·o·dized, an·o·diz·ing. Chemistry.

to coat (a metal, especially magnesium or aluminum) with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means.

Nearby words

  1. anode,
  2. anode dark space,
  3. anode glow,
  4. anode resistance,
  5. anodic,
  6. anodontia,
  7. anodyne,
  8. anoesis,
  9. anoestrous,
  10. anoestrus

Also especially British, an·o·dise.

Origin of anodize

First recorded in 1930–35; anod(e) + -ize

Related formsan·o·di·za·tion, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for anodize

anodize

anodise

/ (ˈænəˌdaɪz) /

verb

to coat (a metal, such as aluminium or magnesium) with a protective oxide film by electrolysis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for anodize

anodize

v.

1931, from anode + -ize. Related: Anodized; anodizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper