[ krohm ]
/ kroʊm /
chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
(of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
Photography. a positive color transparency; kodachrome.
verb (used with object), chromed, chrom·ing.
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Origin of chrome
1790–1800; < French < Greek chrôma color; (in defs 1, 2, 6, 7) shortened form of chromium
OTHER WORDS FROM chromemul·ti·chrome, nounun·chromed, adjective
Words nearby chrome
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British Dictionary definitions for multichrome
/ (krəʊm) /
- another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
- (as modifier)a chrome dye
anything plated with chromium, such as fittings on a car body
a pigment or dye that contains chromium
to plate or be plated with chromium, usually by electroplating
to treat or be treated with a chromium compound, as in dyeing or tanning
Word Origin for chrome
C19: via French from Greek khrōma colour
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Medical definitions for multichrome
[ krōm ]
Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.
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