Adjective "zinc white" definition and examples



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/(Show IPA), zincking or zincing[zing-king]/ˈzɪŋ kɪŋ/(Show IPA)

3. to coat or cover with zinc.