Pronunciation: (zingk), [key]
—n., v., zincked or zincedPronunciation: (zingkt), [key] zinck•ing or zinc•ingPronunciation: (zing'king). [key]
1. Chem.a ductile, bluish-white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron, brass, and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. Symbol: Zn; at. wt.: 65.37; at. no.: 30; sp. gr.: 7.14 at 20°C.
2. a piece of this metal used as an element in a voltaic cell.
to coat or cover with zinc.
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