[ih-lek-truh-pleyt] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌpleɪt/
verb (used with object), electroplated, electroplating.
to or coat with a metal by electrolysis.
electroplated articles or ware.
(transitive) to plate (an object) by electrolysis
electroplated articles collectively, esp when plated with silver
coated with metal by electrolysis; electroplated
The process of coating the surface of a conducting material with a metal. During the process, the surface to be covered acts as a cathode in an electrolytic cell, and the metal that is to cover it acts as an anode. Electroplating is usually used to cover a less expensive metal with a more expensive metal, or to cover a corrosive metal with a less corrosive or noncorrosive metal.
A process whereby a thin coat of metal is applied to a material. The process involves placing the material to be coated in a solution containing ions of the metal and then passing an electric current through the system, which causes the ions to adhere to the material.
[ih-lek-troh-pol-ish] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒl ɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to give a smooth surface to (metal) by dissolving projecting irregularities at the anode of an electrolytic cell.
noun nonionizing electromagnetic radiation propagated through the atmosphere by broadcast towers, radar installations, and microwave appliances, and the magnetic fields surrounding electrical appliances and power lines, which is believed to have polluting effects on people and the environment; also called electromagnetic smog
[ih-lek-troh-poz-i-tiv] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. containing ; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis. 2. assuming potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance. 3. basic, as an element or group. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈpɒzɪtɪv/ adjective 1. having a positive electric charge 2. (of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to release […]
[ih-lek-troh-ri-duhk-shuh n] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ rɪˈdʌk ʃən/ noun 1. the process in which electrons are added to a substance near the cathode of an electrolytic cell.