verb (used with object), me·tal·li·cized, me·tal·li·ciz·ing.
Electricity. to make (a circuit) thoroughly metallic, as by replacing a ground return with another wire.
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- metallic glass,
- metallic lens,
- metallic luster,
- metallic soap,
- metallic wood-boring beetle,
Also especially British, me·tal·li·cise.
Origin of metallicize
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