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.

Also especially British, an·o·dise.

Origin of anodize

First recorded in 1930–35; anod(e) + -ize
Related formsan·o·di·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anodize




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

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

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