Definition of electroplate in English:



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

    • ‘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 extremely toxic heavy metal is commonly used in places such as electroplating and battery factories.’
    • ‘The statuette is made from the alloy Britannia and electroplated in copper, nickel, and silver, then hand-dipped in 24-karat gold.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Vitreous enamels have been developed for aluminum, and the metal may also be electroplated.’
    • ‘Jewelry-making, electroplating, and other industries generate waste water contaminated with metals.’
    • ‘Sewage, effluents from dyeing and electroplating units, indiscriminate sand mining and encroachments have all ravaged the river.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘The frequencies of chromosome aberrations, sister chromatid exchanges and micronuclei have been found to be elevated in peripheral lymphocytes of chromium electroplating workers.’
    • ‘About the only likely explanation was that it was used for electroplating, but no electroplated items had ever been found.’
    • ‘In addition, pig farms, electroplating factories and large industrial complexes which discharge sewage will also be targeted, Chang said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Plated silver is silver that has been electroplated over another metal.’
    • ‘Chromate passivation systems containing hexavalent chromium compounds are extensively used in electroplating and metal treatment processing.’
    • ‘In electroplating, the object to be plated is made the cathode in an electrolytic bath of salts of the metal to be plated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the second half of the 1920s he experimented with electroplating metal to a plaster core.’
    • ‘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.’
    cover, coat, overlay, laminate, veneer
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  • Electroplated articles.

    • ‘Truly revolutionary, though, are Dresser's designs for toast racks, jugs, tureens and suchlike, manufactured in electroplate and ebonised wood.’
    • ‘These teapots, reflecting interest in the simple, clean lines of polyhedral Japanese tea-kettles, were made in very limited numbers in silver and electroplate.’
    • ‘While innovative technologically, electroplate was conservative in outlook.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Using a lightweight, electroplate metal, Wood was able to fit and shape the exact dimensions and proportions of the patient's face.’
    • ‘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.’