Adjective "zinc" definition and examples

(Zinc may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/zɪŋk/

Definitions and examples

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 30, a silvery-white metal which is a constituent of brass and is used for coating (galvanizing) iron and steel to protect against corrosion.
  1. 'Soy beans are also a rich source of calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, B-vitamins, omega - 3 fatty acids and fiber.'
  2. 'Fortified breakfast cereals with milk are an important source of iron, calcium, zinc, folic acid and B vitamins.'
  3. 'A zinc rich paint coating protects the interior of the pipe.'
  4. 'The roof structure is of laminated wood, clad in silver-colored aluminum and zinc.'
  5. 'He has been known to test his blood to regulate levels of zinc, magnesium and oxygen.'
  6. 'The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing other metals, especially iron and steel.'
  7. 'Coatings such as zinc and tin provide protection against corrosion.'
  8. 'Minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, nickel, and other metals continue to be released from the vent as long as it remains active - usually one to two years.'
  9. 'Alloyed with tin, copper makes bronze, and combined with zinc, it makes brass.'
  10. 'These changes were associated with large increases in phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, and copper.'
  11. 'It's made of a specially coated material covered with zinc anodes to ward off corrosion.'
  12. 'They mark a long east-west colonnade that links a series of discrete rooms clad in sprayed earth and topped with curved zinc roofs.'
  13. 'Keep the painted side of the bottle in contact with a corrugated zinc sheet and expose it to sunlight for six hours.'
  14. 'Imported building material, such as the zinc sheets for roofing, is becoming increasingly important in the countryside.'
  15. 'The wet area has a sink surrounded by a zinc countertop.'
  16. 'Conceptually, the building can be read as a man-made landscape enveloped by a single undulating zinc roof like the horizon line.'
  17. 'The older areas in the center of the city are often made up of mud and cement houses with corrugated zinc roofs.'
  18. 'Beans pack a bigger shot of zinc than any other member of the veggie family; some (like baked beans) even rival the zinc content of red meat.'
  19. 'Newer houses have walls made of adobe blocks or bricks, with roofs of corrugated zinc or cement.'
  20. 'She was a poor woman, and she lived in a fairly small board house with a zinc roof.'

verb

Coat (iron) with zinc or a zinc compound to prevent rust.
  1. 'The motherboards have 120 mm PVC spacers to keep them apart and are threaded along M4 zinced thread section.'

More definitions

1. Chemistry. a ductile, bluish-white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron, brass, and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. Symbol:Zn; atomic weight:6

5.37; atomic number:30; specific gravity:

7.14 at 20°C.

2. a piece of this metal used as an element in a voltaic cell. verb (used with object), zincked or zinced[zingkt]/zɪŋkt/, zincking or zincing[zing-king]/ˈzɪŋ kɪŋ/

3. to coat or cover with zinc.

More examples(as adjective)

"inventories can be zinc."

"puttings can be zinc."

"prices can be zinc."

"exporters can be zinc."

"whiles can be zinc."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from German Zink, of unknown origin.