iridize

[ ir-i-dahyz, ahy-ri- ]
/ ˈɪr ɪˌdaɪz, ˈaɪ rɪ- /

verb (used with object), ir·i·dized, ir·i·diz·ing.

to cover with iridium.

Nearby words

  1. iridescent,
  2. iridescent seaweed,
  3. iridesis,
  4. iridic,
  5. iridium,
  6. irido-,
  7. iridoavulsion,
  8. iridocapsulitis,
  9. iridocele,
  10. iridochoroiditis

Also especially British, ir·i·dise.

Origin of iridize

First recorded in 1860–65; irid- + -ize

Related formsir·i·di·za·tion, noun

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