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de- +‎ silver +‎ -ize


desilverize (third-person singular simple present desilverizes, present participle desilverizing, simple past and past participle desilverized)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of silver; to remove the silver from.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for desilverize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)