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Definition of plate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plate
    he / she / it plates
    past simple plated
    -ing form plating
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  1. 1plate something (with something) to cover a metal with a thin layer of another metal, especially gold or silver a silver ring plated with gold see also gold-plated, silver plate
  2. 2plate something (with something) to cover something with sheets of metal or another hard substance The walls of the vault were plated with steel. see also armor-plated
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: plate