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electroplate Tweet Definition of electroplate Like Definition of electroplate on Facebook
noun 
  1. Electroplated objects
  2. The layer of metal deposited in the course of electroplating.
verb (electroplates, electroplating, electroplated)
  1. (transitive) To coat an object with a thin layer of metal using electrolysis
     
electrum Tweet Definition of electrum Like Definition of electrum on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) amber, Amber.
  2. An alloy of gold and silver, used by the ancients; now specifically a natural alloy with between 20 and 50 per cent silver.
    • 1995, Paul T. Craddock, Early Metal Mining and Production, page 111:
    • :Native gold almost always contains silver in amounts varying widely between 5 and 50 per cent. This natural alloy is known as electrum although in classical antiquity where the word originated it seems to have been used for an artificial alloy of the two metals.
    • 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 45:
    • :A natural alloy containing more than 20 per cent silver is called , and was regarded by the ancients as a different metal from gold.
    • German silver plate.
     
emboss Tweet Definition of emboss Like Definition of emboss on Facebook
verb (emboss, es)
  1. To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
    The papers weren't official until the seal had been ed on them.
     
extrude Tweet Definition of extrude Like Definition of extrude on Facebook
verb (extrud, ing)
  1. To push or thrust out.
  2. To form or shape (a metal, plastic etc) by forcing it through a die or an opening.
     
extrusion Tweet Definition of extrusion Like Definition of extrusion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A manufacturing process where a billet of material is pushed and/or drawn through a die to create a shaped rod, rail or pipe.
  2. An item formed by the process of extrusion.
     
extrusive Tweet Definition of extrusive Like Definition of extrusive on Facebook
adjective 
  1. jutting out; extruding
     

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