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Meaning of metallide

met•al•lide

Pronunciation: (met'l-īd"), [key]
— -lid•ed, -lid•ing.
  1. to provide (a metal or alloy) with a diffused coating of a metal or metalloid by electrolysis at high temperature in order to impart a particular surface property to the base metal.
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