Zinc - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |zɪŋk|  American pronunciation of the word zinc
Brit.  |zɪŋk|  British pronunciation of the word zinc

noun

- 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 (syn: zn)

verb

- coat or cover with zinc

Examples

The composition of brass includes copper and zinc.

The gaseous metal is cooled and condenses into liquid zinc.

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.

brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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