Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal by electrodeposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To plate or give a coating of silver or other metal to by means of electrolysis. See electrometallurgy.
  • noun Articles coated with silver or other metal by the process of electroplating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Mech.) To plate or cover with a coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, chromium, or gold, by means of electrolysis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To coat an object with a thin layer of metal using electrolysis
  • noun Electroplated objects
  • noun The layer of metal deposited in the course of electroplating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb coat with metal by electrolysis
  • noun any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

electro- +‎ plate

Examples

  • He is also an inventor, recently redesigning the electrolysis equipment so he can electroplate clusters of jewelry instead of just one piece at a time.

    Embryography of a jeweler Raúl Ybarra

  • She was an African-American woman in a jet-black uniform and pinned to her heavy breast had been a badge of gold electroplate.

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  • She was an African-American woman in a jet-black uniform and pinned to her heavy breast had been badge of gold electroplate.

    Courting Trouble

  • Hughes owned a brassiere factory in San Ysidro — 100 percent wetback-run; he owned a plant that manufactured electroplate trophies; he owned four strategically located snack stands — essential to the maintenance of his all-cheeseburger/chili dog diet.

    The Big Nowhere

  • 'Not if you electroplate it time after time in the centre with silver.

    The Vatican Rip

  • At the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir too, there was a tray, not in wood, but in electroplate, which was a wedding present.

    Maigret has Scruples

  • A metallic surface which it is intended to electroplate must, as has been mentioned, be scrupulously clean.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The graining of the leather to bring out the natural grain in the skin, is done by hand and sometimes by electroplate reproductions of the natural grain by means of the embossing press.

    The Building of a Book A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing

  • Two years before Melville's return, viz. in 1572, the electroplate

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • But we shall also, in the course of our experiments, find that a cheap metal can be coated with a costly one by means of electricity -- that we can electroplate by electrolysis.

    Electricity for Boys

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