Associations to the word «Zinc»

Wiktionary

ZINC, noun. A chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.
ZINC, verb. (rare) To electroplate with zinc.
ZINC, verb. (rare) To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.
ZINC BLOOM, noun. Hydrous carbonate of zinc, usually occurring in white earthy incrustations; hydrozincite.
ZINC CHLORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The zinc salt of hydrochloric acid, ZnCl2, a white crystalline solid with a number of industrial applications.
ZINC FINGER, noun. (biochemistry) (genetics) A structure, in some proteins, that binds to specific sequences of DNA and regulates genes
ZINC FINGERS, noun. Plural of zinc finger
ZINC GREEN, noun. A green pigment consisting of zinc and cobalt oxides.
ZINC GROUP, noun. (inorganic chemistry) Group 12 of the periodic table, comprising zinc, cadmium, mercury and copernicium
ZINC OXIDE, noun. (chemistry) An amorphous solid, ZnO, white when pure but often pale yellow, used in pigments and cosmetics
ZINC PYRITHIONE, noun. A coordination complex of zinc
ZINC WHITE, noun. Zinc oxide powder used as a pigment

Dictionary definition

ZINC, noun. 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 naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende.
ZINC, verb. Coat or cover with zinc.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats