Definition of anodize in English:


(British anodise)


[with object]usually as adjective anodized
  • Coat (a metal, especially aluminium) with a protective oxide layer by an electrolytic process in which the metal forms the anode.

    ‘the anodized frames’
    • ‘It can be anodized in many colors and has low maintenance requirements.’
    • ‘Aluminum pans that are lined with stainless steel or anodized (coated to make them scratch resistant) are also safe.’
    • ‘Another ‘selling point’ of the titanium instrument is that it can be anodised in a variety of different colours - including a rainbow effect.’
    • ‘The best skillets I tested were heavy-gauge metal pans with stainless steel exteriors; they resisted scratches and dents better than either black enamel or anodized aluminum pans.’
    • ‘Lock-back knives have almost always been plain and black, but this time the aluminum handles are anodized to a pleasing blue color and tastefully embellished with a little scroll-work.’
    • ‘In addition, the trailers are anodized, which means they don't have to be acid washed, and come in three different satin colors, including onyx, sterling, and bronze.’
    • ‘Liners are usually made from titanium and can be anodized if desired.’
    • ‘One of the most common metals that is anodized is aluminum.’
    • ‘It is also suitable for removing paint, ink, anodized coatings, and titanium nitrate.’
    • ‘Zinc alloy castings exhibit clean as-cast surfaces which can be anodized, painted, chromated, polished, brushed or plated.’
    • ‘The handle is anodized aluminum and a nylon sheath allows you to tote it easily.’
    • ‘And it's much less sticky than regular anodized aluminum; we fried hamburgers in it all week with no fat, and the burned bits rubbed right off with a sponge.’
    • ‘The top and bottom of the reservoir are made of solid anodized blue aluminium with the exterior made from acrylic in a cylindrical shape.’
    • ‘Most aluminum used in visible parts of appliances is lacquered or otherwise coated, anodized or painted.’
    • ‘These parts are being anodized or plated, and will be painted or powder-coated prior to assembly.’
    • ‘The main wheels have been anodized and put aside for the time being.’
    • ‘Hard coatings exhibit a wear resistance greater than 10 times that of ordinary anodized aluminum.’
    • ‘Frames made of steel or aluminum, anodized and sometimes powder-coated, last virtually forever.’
    • ‘Those produced in brass, anodized aluminum or galvanized iron impart a golden glow or a silvery shiver.’
    • ‘They are hard anodized to resist wear, and in place of a primer is an extremely tough material that cushions the firing pin and is said to be good for 3,000 impacts.’
    cover, coat, overlay, laminate, veneer
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