Definition of electroplate in English:

electroplate

Pronunciation /ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)pleɪt//ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈpleɪt/

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as noun electroplating
  • Coat (a metal object) by electrolytic deposition with chromium, silver, or another metal.

    ‘all the processes involved in electroplating’
    ‘electroplated copper’
    • ‘Chromate passivation systems containing hexavalent chromium compounds are extensively used in electroplating and metal treatment processing.’
    • ‘The statuette is made from the alloy Britannia and electroplated in copper, nickel, and silver, then hand-dipped in 24-karat gold.’
    • ‘The facility is believed to be the largest, most modem integrated barrel electroplating and centrifuge coating facility in the world able to make this claim.’
    • ‘He works with all metals including gold and silver and he gets in some old trophies that are made of silver but now increasingly the things he is given are electroplated.’
    • ‘The frequencies of chromosome aberrations, sister chromatid exchanges and micronuclei have been found to be elevated in peripheral lymphocytes of chromium electroplating workers.’
    • ‘This time, the team made the wires by electroplating gold onto a sheet of silver, surrounding the gold with a stretchy polymer and then stripping the silver away.’
    • ‘Vitreous enamels have been developed for aluminum, and the metal may also be electroplated.’
    • ‘In the second half of the 1920s he experimented with electroplating metal to a plaster core.’
    • ‘Magnesium parts are finished using the standard steps of cleaning, chemical treatment, anodizing, electroplating and painting.’
    • ‘Later brass and copper items were sometimes silver plated and still later, they were electroplated.’
    • ‘Plated silver is silver that has been electroplated over another metal.’
    • ‘Metal wastes are produced by a variety of sources including mines, tanneries, and electroplating facilities and also through manufacture of paints, metal pipes, batteries, and ammunition.’
    • ‘In addition, pig farms, electroplating factories and large industrial complexes which discharge sewage will also be targeted, Chang said.’
    • ‘About the only likely explanation was that it was used for electroplating, but no electroplated items had ever been found.’
    • ‘‘The current coatings used in Europe right now are primarily chrome bases - electroplated chromium,’ says Kestner.’
    • ‘Developments include fluxless melting, hot-chamber casting, and alloy development for improved creep resistance, castability, and electroplating characteristics.’
    • ‘Jewelry-making, electroplating, and other industries generate waste water contaminated with metals.’
    • ‘The extremely toxic heavy metal is commonly used in places such as electroplating and battery factories.’
    • ‘Sewage, effluents from dyeing and electroplating units, indiscriminate sand mining and encroachments have all ravaged the river.’
    • ‘In electroplating, the object to be plated is made the cathode in an electrolytic bath of salts of the metal to be plated.’
    cover, coat, overlay, laminate, veneer
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noun

mass noun
  • Electroplated articles.

    • ‘The silver and electroplate he designed is noted for its uncompromising, abstract formal structure.’
    • ‘Through its subsidiary, the concept was marketed as this style and offered in several electroplate patterns.’
    • ‘Indeed it was partly a reaction to mass-production and a decline in standards of design, in which electroplate was perceived to play a major part, that encouraged moves for design reform and the setting up of the Museum.’
    • ‘Truly revolutionary, though, are Dresser's designs for toast racks, jugs, tureens and suchlike, manufactured in electroplate and ebonised wood.’
    • ‘While innovative technologically, electroplate was conservative in outlook.’
    • ‘These teapots, reflecting interest in the simple, clean lines of polyhedral Japanese tea-kettles, were made in very limited numbers in silver and electroplate.’
    • ‘Using a lightweight, electroplate metal, Wood was able to fit and shape the exact dimensions and proportions of the patient's face.’
    • ‘Most of the Sheffield Plate that appears on the market is in relatively good condition, whereas much of the 19th century electroplate is very much the worse for wear.’

Pronunciation

electroplate

/ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)pleɪt//ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈpleɪt/