1. tableware or containers made of gold.
2. a plating, esp. electroplating, of gold.
Pronunciation: (gōld'plāt'), [key]
—v.t., -plat•ed, -plat•ing.
1. to coat (base metal) with gold, esp. by electroplating.
2. to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
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