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electroplate Line breaks: elec¦tro|plate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)pleɪt/

Definition of electroplate in English:


[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 (as adjective electroplated) electroplated copper
More example sentences
  • In the second half of the 1920s he experimented with electroplating metal to a plaster core.
  • Plated silver is silver that has been electroplated over another metal.
  • The frequencies of chromosome aberrations, sister chromatid exchanges and micronuclei have been found to be elevated in peripheral lymphocytes of chromium electroplating workers.


[mass noun] Back to top  
Electroplated articles.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Truly revolutionary, though, are Dresser's designs for toast racks, jugs, tureens and suchlike, manufactured in electroplate and ebonised wood.


Example sentences
  • For almost four years, he had worked as an electroplater, and he had recently qualified as a forklift truck driver.
  • He is listed in the Liverpool directories as a ‘working jeweller, electroplater and gilder’ with his workshop, front 1870 to 1884, in the city centre.
  • This datasheet lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which electroplaters may be exposed in the course of their normal work.
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