electroless plating

[ih-lek-troh-lis]
noun
  1. a technique of plating metal by chemical rather than electrical means, in which the piece to be plated is immersed in a reducing agent that, when catalyzed by certain materials, changes metal ions to metal that forms a deposit on the piece.

Origin of electroless plating

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