anodize
anodize anodize v. 1. to coat a metal with an oxide coat by electrolytic action at an anode; -- used especially to coat aluminum. [WordNet 1.5] ||

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  • anodize — (v.) 1931, from ANODE (Cf. anode) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Anodized; anodizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • anodize — (Amer.) an·od·ize || ænəʊdaɪz v. coat metal with a protective layer of oxide using electrolytic means (also anodise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anodize — [an′ə dīz΄] vt. anodized, anodizing to put a protective, often colored, oxide film on (a light metal) by an electrolytic process in which the metal serves as the anode …   English World dictionary

  • anodize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1931 to subject (a metal) to electrolytic action as the anode of a cell in order to coat with a protective or decorative film • anodization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anodize — anodization, n. /an euh duyz /, v.t., anodized, anodizing. Chem. to coat a metal, esp. magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means. Also, esp. Brit., anodise. [1930 35; ANODE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • anodize — verb to coat the surface of a metal electrolytically with an oxide, either as protection or decoration …   Wiktionary

  • anodize — or anodise anədʌɪz verb [usu. as adjective anodized] coat (a metal, especially aluminium) with a protective oxide layer by an electrolytic process in which the metal forms the anode. Derivatives anodizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • anodize — an·od·ize …   English syllables

  • anodize — an•o•dize [[t]ˈæn əˌdaɪz[/t]] v. t. dized, diz•ing chem. to coat a metal, esp. magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by electrolytic means • Etymology: 1930–35; anode+ ize an o•di•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • anodize — By electrolytic action, this is the process of coating or plating a metal (usually aluminum) with a thin protective film or material such as chrome. It is sometimes applied with colored dye …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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