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zinc

 (zĭngk)
n. Symbol Zn
A bluish-white, lustrous metallic element that is brittle at room temperature but malleable with heating. It is used to form a wide variety of alloys including brass, bronze, various solders, and nickel silver, in galvanizing iron and other metals, for electric fuses, anodes, meter cases and batteries, and in roofing, gutters, and various household objects. US pennies minted after 1982 consist of a copper-clad zinc core. Atomic number 30; atomic weight 65.38; melting point 419.53°C; boiling point 907°C; specific gravity 7.134 (at 25°C); valence 2. See Periodic Table.
tr.v. zinced, zinc·ing, zincs or zincked or zinck·ing or zincks
To coat or treat with zinc; galvanize.

[German Zink, possibly from Zinke, spike (so called because it becomes jagged in the furnace), from Middle High German zinke, from Old High German zinko.]
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zinc

(zɪŋk)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a brittle bluish-white metallic element that becomes coated with a corrosion-resistant layer in moist air and occurs chiefly in sphalerite and smithsonite. It is a constituent of several alloys, esp brass and nickel-silver, and is used in die-casting, galvanizing metals, and in battery electrodes. Symbol: Zn; atomic no: 30; atomic wt: 65.39; valency: 2; relative density: 7.133; melting pt: 419.58°C; boiling pt: 907°C
2. (Metallurgy) informal corrugated galvanized iron
[C17: from German Zink, perhaps from Zinke prong, from its jagged appearance in the furnace]
ˈzincic, ˈzincous, ˈzincoid adj
ˈzincky, ˈzincy, ˈzinky adj
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zinc

(zɪŋk)

n., v. zincked zinced (zɪŋkt) zinck•ing zinc•ing (ˈzɪŋ kɪŋ) n.
1. a ductile, bluish white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. Symbol: Zn; at. wt.: 65.37; at. no.: 30; sp. gr.: 7.14 at 20°C.
v.t.
2. to coat or cover with zinc.
[1635–45; < German Zink, perhaps derivative of Zinke(n) prong, from the spikelike form it takes in a furnace]
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zinc

(zĭngk)
Symbol Zn A shiny, bluish-white metallic element that is brittle at room temperature but is easily shaped when heated. It is widely used in alloys such as brass and bronze, as a coating for iron and steel, and in various household objects. Zinc is essential to the growth of humans and animals. Atomic number 30. See Periodic Table.
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Zinc

See also metals.

Obsolete, a type of photoengraving using a sensitized zinc plate.
the coating of steel and iron with a thin cladding of zinc. — sherardize, v.
1. a lithographic or offset process using zinc plates.
2. a letter press printing process using engraved or photoengraved zinc plates. — zincographer, n.zincographic, zincographical, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zinc - a bluish-white lustrous metallic elementzinc - a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
spelter - impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
Verb1.zinc - coat or cover with zinc
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
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Translations
زِنْكزِنْك، خارْصين
zinek
zink
zinko
tsink
sinkki
cink
cink
sink
亜鉛
아연
cinkas
cinks
zinc
zinok
cink
zink
สังกะสี
kẽm

zinc

[zɪŋk]
A. Nzinc m, cinc m
B. CPD zinc ointment Npomada f de zinc
zinc oxide Nóxido m de zinc
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zinc

[ˈzɪŋk]
nzinc m
modif [mine, smelter, production, oxide] → de zinc; [cream] → à l'oxyde de zinc
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zinc

nZink nt
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zinc

[zɪŋk]
1. nzinco
2. adjdi zinco
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zinc

(ziŋk) noun
a bluish-white metallic element.
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zinc

زِنْك zinek zink Zink ψευδάργυρος cinc sinkki zinc cink zinco 亜鉛 아연 zink sink cynk zinco цинк zink สังกะสี çinko kẽm
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zinc

n. zinc, elemento metálico cristalino de propiedad astringente.
___ ointmentpomada de ___;
___ peroxideperóxido de ___;
___ sulphatesulfato de ___.
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zinc

n zinc m; — oxide óxido de zinc
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