Pronunciation: (krōm), [key]
n., v., chromed, chrom•ing.

1. chromium.
2. chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
3. (of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
4. Photog.a positive color transparency; kodachrome.

1. (of dyeing) to subject to a bath of dichromate of potassium or sodium.
2. to plate (metal) with a compound of chromium.
3. to treat or tan (a hide or leather) with a chromium compound.


var. of chrom- as the final element of a compound word: polychrome.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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