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plate

2 verb
     
plate2 [transitive]

be plated with something

a) to be covered with a thin covering of gold or silver:
a beautiful necklace, plated with 22 carat gold
gold-plated/silver-plated
a gold-plated watch
b) to be covered in sheets of a hard material such as metal:
The ship had been heavily plated with protective sheets.

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