[ ih-lek-truh-pleyt ]
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verb (used with object),e·lec·tro·plat·ed, e·lec·tro·plat·ing.
  1. to plate or coat with a metal by electrolysis.

  1. electroplated articles or ware.

Origin of electroplate

First recorded in 1860–65; electro- + plate1

Other words from electroplate

  • e·lec·tro·plat·er, noun

Words Nearby electroplate

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How to use electroplate in a sentence

  • A metallic surface which it is intended to electroplate must, as has been mentioned, be scrupulously clean.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • These numerous little holes present a difficult surface for making a good wax mold when an electroplate is made for printing.

    Type | A. A. Stewart
  • The silver teapot was oneit was real silver, not electroplate.

British Dictionary definitions for electroplate


/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌpleɪt) /

  1. (tr) to plate (an object) by electrolysis

  1. electroplated articles collectively, esp when plated with silver

  1. coated with metal by electrolysis; electroplated

Derived forms of electroplate

  • electroplater, noun

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