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[ih-lek-troh-lis] /ɪˈlɛk troʊ lɪs/

a technique of plating metal by chemical rather than electrical means, in which the piece to be plated is immersed in a reducing agent that, when catalyzed by certain materials, changes metal ions to metal that forms a deposit on the piece.


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