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zinc

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Chemical element
Zn Previous: copper (Cu)
Next: gallium (Ga)
Zinc cube, fragment and dendrite.

EtymologyEdit

From German Zink, related to Zinke (point, prong), from Middle High German zinke, from Old High German zinko (prong, tine), allied to Old High German zint (a jag, point), from Proto-Germanic *tindaz (prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (tooth, projection). Cognate with Old English tind (tine, prong), Middle Low German tinde, Icelandic tindur (spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement). See also Dutch tinne (battlement), German Zinne (pinnacle, battlement), Danish tinde (pinnacle, battlement), Swedish tinne (tooth of a rake), More at tine.

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zinc (uncountable)

  1. a chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.

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zinc (third-person singular simple present zincs, present participle zincing or zinking or zincking, simple past and past participle zinced or zinked or zincked)

  1. (rare) To electroplate with zinc.
  2. (rare) To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.

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Chemical element
Zn Previous: coure (Cu)
Next: gal·li (Ga)

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zinc m (uncountable)

  1. zinc

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From German Zink.

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zinc m (plural zincs)

  1. (metallurgy, chemistry) zinc
  2. (informal) counter (in a bar, café, etc), bar
  3. (informal) small plane

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zinc m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of cinc