verb (used with object), met·al·lized, met·al·liz·ing.

Also especially British, met·al·lise.
Related formsmet·al·li·za·tion, noun


or met·al·lize


verb (used with object), met·al·ized, met·al·iz·ing.

to make metallic; give the characteristics of metal to.
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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for metallize


metallise or US metalize


(tr) to make metallic or to coat or treat with metal
Derived Formsmetallization, metallisation or US metalization, noun
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