To coat a metal — usually iron, nickel, or copper — with brass, chrome, copper, gold, silver, or another metal. This process is often simply called plating. The base metal is placed in a container of water in which it becomes an electrode, which is then gradually coated with particles of another metal by electrolysis.

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  • Electroplate — E*lec tro*plate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Electroplating}.] (Mech.) To plate or cover with a coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, chromium, or gold, by means of electrolysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electroplate — Electroplate. См. Гальванопокрытие. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Electroplate — (engl., spr. plēt), soviel wie versilbertes Neusilber …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • electroplate — ► VERB ▪ coat (a metal object) by electrolytic deposition with another metal. ► NOUN ▪ electroplated articles. DERIVATIVES electroplater noun electroplating noun …   English terms dictionary

  • electroplate — [ē lek′trō plāt΄, ilek′trō plāt΄; ē lek′trə plāt΄, i lek′trəplāt΄] vt. electroplated, electroplating to deposit a coating of metal on by electrolysis …   English World dictionary

  • electroplate — UK [ɪˈlektrəˌpleɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms electroplate : present tense I/you/we/they electroplate he/she/it electroplates present participle electroplating past tense electroplated past participle electroplated physics to cover a… …   English dictionary

  • electroplate — transitive verb Date: 1851 to plate with an adherent continuous coating by electrodeposition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electroplate — electroplax, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • electroplate — electroplater, n. /i lek treuh playt /, v., electroplated, electroplating, n. v.t. 1. to plate or coat with a metal by electrolysis. n. 2. electroplated articles or ware. [1860 65; ELECTRO + PLATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • electroplate — 1. verb To coat an object with a thin layer of metal using electrolysis 2. noun a) Electroplated objects b) The layer of metal deposited in the course of electroplating …   Wiktionary

  • Electroplate — Электролитическое [гальваническое] покрытие || наносить покрытие электролитическим [гальваническим] методом; Гальваностереотип …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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