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.

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Also especially British, an·o·dise.

Origin of anodize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM anodize

an·o·di·za·tion, noun
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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
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