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.

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Also especially British, ir·i·dise .

Origin of iridize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM iridize

ir·i·di·za·tion, noun
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