from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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, and meter cases, and in roofing, gutters, and various household objects. Atomic number 30; atomic weight 65.39; melting point 419.4°C; boiling point 907°C; specific gravity 7.133 (25°C); valence 2. See Table at element.
- transitive v. To coat or treat with zinc; galvanize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.
- v. To electroplate with zinc.
- v. To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abundant element of the magnesium-cadmium group, extracted principally from the minerals zinc blende, smithsonite, calamine, and franklinite, as an easily fusible bluish white metal, which is malleable, especially when heated. It is not easily oxidized in moist air, and hence is used for sheeting, coating galvanized iron, etc. It is used in making brass, britannia, and other alloys, and is also largely consumed in electric batteries. Symbol Zn. Atomic number 30. Atomic weight 65.38.
- transitive v. To coat with zinc; to galvanize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The zinc element of a galvanic cell, prepared of proper shape and size, and often fitted with a binding-screw, ready for use.
- n. Chemical symbol, Zn; atomic weight, 64.9. One of the useful metals, more tenacious than lead and tin, but malleable only at a temperature between 200° and 250° F.
- To coat or cover with zinc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. coat or cover with zinc
- n. 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
Being covered in zinc is actually really glamorous.
Foods high in zinc include oysters, pork, chicken, cashews, chickpeas and fortified breakfast cereals.
The roof is clad in zinc and is cut and folded cleanly to focus views out to the harbor and diagonally to the trees, while at the same time providing a sense of enclosure and privacy.
There you go dear Miss Davies - of course we will all be forced to eat mud, live in zinc huts and sell our kids to Gary Glitter if Mummy wasn't available to look after us.
He gets $20,000 a year in zinc mining royalties from property on which his third home sits, in Carthage, Tennessee.
Zinc deficiency most often occurs when zinc intake is inadequate or poorly absorbed, when there are increased losses of zinc from the body, or when the body's requirement for zinc increases.
Why are we not leading the world in zinc-extractive technology?
This unfortunate confusion is somewhat lessened by the use of the terms zinc-spar and hemimorphite (_q. v._) for the carbonate and silicate respectively.
Talvivaara has secured a 10-year off-take agreement for 100 per cent of its main output of nickel and cobalt to Norilsk Nickel and entered into a long-term zinc streaming agreement with Nyrstar NV.
Together, they designed and used a DNA-cutting enzyme called a zinc finger nuclease to chemically tag histone H3. 3 and distinguish it from other histone proteins in mouse embryonic stem cells.