HyperDic: zinc

English > 2 senses of the word zinc:
NOUNsubstancezinc, Zn, atomic number 30a bluish-white lustrous metallic element
VERBcontactzinccoat or cover with zinc
zinc > pronunciation
Soundszih'ngk
Rhymesblink ... wink: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > zinc: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle / 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.
SynonymsZn, atomic number 30
Narrowerspelterimpure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Spanishcinc, número atómico 30, zinc, Zn
Catalannúmero atòmic 30, zinc, Zn
English > zinc: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcoat or cover with zinc.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadercoat, surfacePut a coat on

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