[ ih-lek-truh-pleyt ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌpleɪt /

verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·plat·ed, e·lec·tro·plat·ing.

to plate or coat with a metal by electrolysis.


electroplated articles or ware.

Nearby words

  1. electrophorus,
  2. electrophotography,
  3. electrophrenic respiration,
  4. electrophysiology,
  5. electroplaque,
  6. electroplating,
  7. electropolish,
  8. electropositive,
  9. electroreceptor,
  10. electroreduction

Origin of electroplate

First recorded in 1860–65; electro- + plate1

Related formse·lec·tro·plat·er, noun

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Examples from the Web for electroplate

  • 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) /


(tr) to plate (an object) by electrolysis


electroplated articles collectively, esp when plated with silver


coated with metal by electrolysis; electroplated
Derived Formselectroplater, noun

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