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{adj: leaded} treated or mixed with lead
"leaded gasoline"
"leaded zinc"
<-> unleaded



{n: alloy, metal} a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"

{n: alpha brass} an alloy of brass and zinc; used mainly for cold working

{n: alpha-beta brass, Muntz metal, yellow metal} a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products

{n: base metal} a metal that is common and not considered precious
"lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals"

{n: brass} an alloy of copper and zinc

{n: cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48} a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

{n: calcimine} a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings

{n: cartridge brass} an alloy of copper and zinc (containing about 30% zinc) that is wrought into cartridges or tubing

{n: dry cell} a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.

{n: fuel cell} cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); for use in electric cars

{n: gallium, Ga, atomic number 31} a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores

{n: galvanization, galvanisation} either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting

{n: galvanized iron} iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust

{n: galvanizer, galvaniser} a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc

{n: hemimorphite, calamine} a white mineral; a common ore of zinc

{n: high brass} brass with 35% zinc

{n: low brass} brass with 30% (or less) zinc

{n: mercury cell} a primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide

{n: nickel silver, German silver} a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel

{n: oroide, oreide} alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry

{n: pinchbeck} an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold

{n: spelter} impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)

{n: thallium, Tl, atomic number 81} a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores

{n: tombac, tombak, tambac} an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding

{n: zinc blende, blende, sphalerite} an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form

{n: zinc cadmium sulfide} cadmium sulfide containing zinc

{n: zinc deficiency} a deficiency caused by inadequate zinc in the diet or by liver disease or cystic fibrosis or other diseases

{n: zinc ointment} an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases

{n: zinc oxide, flowers of zinc, philosopher's wool, philosophers' wool} oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment

{n: zinc sulfate, zinc sulphate, white vitriol, zinc vitriol} a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc

{n: zinc white} a white pigment used in hose paints; consists of zinc oxide

{n: zinc, Zn, atomic number 30} a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende

{v: galvanize, galvanise} cover with zinc
"galvanize steel"


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