or met·al·lize

verb (used with object), met·al·ized, met·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make metallic; give the characteristics of metal to.
  2. to cover or coat (a metal or nonmetal object or structure) with metal.

Origin of metalize

First recorded in 1585–95; metal + -ize
Related formsmet·al·i·za·tion, nounun·met·al·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018