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verb (used with object), an·o·dized, an·o·diz·ing. Chemistry.
  1. 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
Related formsan·o·di·za·tion, noun
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Related Words for anodize

layer, scale, enamel, overlay, laminate, cover, flake, gild, foil, face, stratify, silver, bronze, platinize, nickel, anodize, chrome, encrust, electroplate

British Dictionary definitions for anodize



  1. 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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