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blende

See also: Blende

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EtymologyEdit

From German Blende, from blenden (deceive), because it resembles galena.

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NounEdit

blende (plural blendes)

  1. (mineralogy) A naturally-occurring sulphide of zinc.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, page 310:
      The procedure up here with ordinary local zinc blende had been straightforward—first you got the sulfur to go off by roasting the blende to zinc oxide, and then you reduced the oxide to zinc metal.

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blende

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blenden

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VerbEdit

blende

  1. First-person singular present of blenden.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of blenden.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of blenden.
  4. Imperative singular of blenden.

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blende f

  1. plural form of blenda