porcelainize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1951 to fire a glassy coating on (as steel)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • porcelainize — [pôr′s l inīz΄, pôrs′linīz΄] vt. porcelainized, porcelainizing to coat with porcelain or a substance resembling porcelain …   English World dictionary

  • porcelainize — porcelainization, n. /pawr seuh leuh nuyz , pohr , pawrs leuh , pohrs /, v.t., porcelainized, porcelainizing. to make into or coat with porcelain or something resembling porcelain. Also, esp. Brit., porcelainise. [1860 65; PORCELAIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • porcelainize — por·ce·lain·ize …   English syllables

  • porcelainize — por•ce•lain•ize [[t]ˈpɔr sə ləˌnaɪz, ˈpoʊr , ˈpɔrs lə , ˈpoʊrs [/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cer to make into or coat with porcelain or something resembling porcelain • Etymology: 1860–65 por ce•lain•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • porcelainize — verb coat with porcelain or a porcelain like surface • Hypernyms: ↑coat, ↑surface • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

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