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anodize

[an-uh-dahyz]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for anodized

anodize

anodise

verb
  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 anodized

anodize

v.

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

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