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Definition of "electroplating" [e•lec•tro•pla•ting]

  • Present participle of electroplate. (verb)
  • A process of coating the surfaces of a metal object with a layer of a different metal through electrochemical means, usually to exploit different properties of the materials. (noun)

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Use "electroplating" in a sentence
  • "Then there is lead that makes batteries and Cobalt Sulfate which is used in electroplating, as coloring agents for ceramics, and as drying agents in inks and paints, and of course Diazoaminobenzene, a chemical used as an intermediate in the production of dyes and to promote adhesion of natural rubber to steel which is said to be listed as, “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen,” whatever that means."
  • "Ten years later he may explain that he's a chemical engineer specializing in the construction of corrosion-resistant structures, such as electroplating baths and pickling tanks for stainless steel."
  • "The straightforward way to do this sort of thing is to deposit a thin layer of silver on it, the way they do telescope mirrors, then use that as a conducting surface for electroplating (which needs a special electrolyte)."
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