Definition of metalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmedlˌīz/
(also metallize)


[with object]
1Coat with a thin layer of metal.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1Make metallic in form or appearance.
Example sentences
  • The first step of the processing was to metalize front contact pads.
  • This process encompasses a variety of chemical processing steps designed to clean, activate and metalize the otherwise nonconductive resin glass hole wall.
  • You can vacuum metalize many materials including plastic, metal, glass, fiberglass, and more.



Pronunciation: /ˌmedləˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌmedlīˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Depending on the miniaturization method, the IC chip might be fabricated on the wafer with additional metallization or pad redistribution layers to make the chip compatible with construction processes.
  • A new method of metallization using a three-dimensional aluminum reservoir to increase the electromigration lifetime of a tungsten plug in the fabrication of integrated circuits is achieved.
  • If that copper is to be used for circuit metallization, then the oxidation is not beneficial.

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Syllabification: met·al·ize

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