Definition of metallize in English:

metallize

(US metalize, metallise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Coat with a layer of metal:

    ‘the papers are then metallized with a thin film of aluminium’
    • ‘Now the clean room is gone and the CD is molded, metalized with aluminum, spin-coated and the label is screened - all in three seconds.’
    1. 1.1 Make metallic in form or appearance:
      ‘the problem of metallizing hydrogen has remained an experimental challenge of the first rank’
      • ‘This process encompasses a variety of chemical processing steps designed to clean, activate and metalize the otherwise nonconductive resin glass hole wall.’
      • ‘The first step of the processing was to metalize front contact pads.’
      • ‘You can vacuum metalize many materials including plastic, metal, glass, fiberglass, and more.’
      metallized, burnished
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Pronunciation:

metallize

/ˈmɛt(ə)lʌɪz/