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English definition of “electroplate”

electroplate

verb [T]     /ɪˈlek.trəʊ.pleɪt/ US  /-troʊ-/ specialized
to cover the surface of a metal object with a thin layer of a different metal, often silver, using electrolysis (= method that uses electric current): electroplated brassMetals and metalworkingChemical elements electroplate     noun [U] objects that have been electroplatedMetals and metalworkingChemical elements
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