zinc

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

Etymology[edit]

From German Zink, related to Zinke (point, prong), from Old High German zint (a jag, point), from Proto-Germanic *tinduz, *tindaz (prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (tooth, projection), see also Dutch tinne (battlement), German Zinne (pinnacle, battlement), Danish tinde (pinnacle, battlement), Swedish tinne (tooth of a rake), Icelandic tindur (spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement).

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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)

Noun[edit]

zinc m (uncountable)

  1. zinc

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.