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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of covering anything with silver, or with a bright-shining white surface like that of silver; also, a sensitizing with a salt of silver, as in photography.
  • noun Silver or plating laid on any surface.

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

  • noun (Metal.) The art or process of covering metals, wood, paper, glass, etc., with a thin film of metallic silver, or a substance resembling silver; also, the firm do laid on.

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

  • verb Present participle of silver.
  • noun The process of coating a surface with a thin layer of silver (or a similar metal), especially so as to form a mirror

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