1) COMB in ADJ: ADJ n -coated combines with colour adjectives such as `white' and `red', or words for types of coat like `fur', to form adjectives that describe someone as wearing a certain sort of coat.

At the top of the stairs stood the white-coated doctors.

2) COMB in ADJ -coated combines with names of substances such as `sugar' and `plastic' to form adjectives that describe something as being covered with a thin layer of that substance.

...chocolate-coated sweets.

...plastic-coated wire.

English dictionary. 2008.

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