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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Zinc  \Zinc\  (z[i^][ng]k),  n.  [G.  zink,  probably  akin  to  zinn 
  tin:  cf  F.  zinc,  from  the  German.  Cf  {Tin}.]  (Chem.) 
  An  abundant  element  of  the  magnesium-cadmium  group  extracted 
  principally  from  the  minerals  zinc  blende,  smithsonite, 
  calamine,  and  franklinite,  as  an  easily  fusible  bluish  white 
  metal,  which  is  malleable,  especially  when  heated.  It  is  not 
  easily  oxidized  in  moist  air,  and  hence  is  used  for  sheeting, 
  coating  galvanized  iron,  etc  It  is  used  in  making  brass, 
  britannia,  and  other  alloys,  and  is  also  largely  consumed  in 
  electric  batteries.  Symbol  Zn  Atomic  weight  64.9.  [Formerly 
  written  also  {zink}.] 
  {Butter  of  zinc}  (Old  Chem.),  zinc  chloride,  {ZnCl2},  a 
  deliquescent  white  waxy  or  oily  substance. 
  {Oxide  of  zinc}.  (Chem.)  See  {Zinc  oxide},  below. 
  {Zinc  amine}  (Chem.),  a  white  amorphous  substance, 
  {Zn(NH2)2},  obtained  by  the  action  of  ammonia  on  zinc 
  ethyl;  --  called  also  {zinc  amide}. 
  {Zinc  amyle}  (Chem.),  a  colorless,  transparent  liquid, 
  composed  of  zinc  and  amyle,  which  when  exposed  to  the 
  atmosphere,  emits  fumes,  and  absorbs  oxygen  with  rapidity. 
  {Zinc  blende}  [cf.  G.  zinkblende]  (Min.),  a  native  zinc 
  sulphide.  See  {Blende},  n. 
  a  . 
  {Zinc  bloom}  [cf.  G.  zinkblumen  flowers  of  zinc,  oxide  of 
  zinc]  (Min.),  hydrous  carbonate  of  zinc,  usually  occurring 
  in  white  earthy  incrustations;  --  called  also 
  {Zinc  ethyl}  (Chem.),  a  colorless,  transparent,  poisonous 
  liquid,  composed  of  zinc  and  ethyl,  which  takes  fire 
  spontaneously  on  exposure  to  the  atmosphere. 
  {Zinc  green},  a  green  pigment  consisting  of  zinc  and  cobalt 
  oxides;  --  called  also  {Rinmann's  green}. 
  {Zinc  methyl}  (Chem.),  a  colorless  mobile  liquid  {Zn(CH3)2}, 
  produced  by  the  action  of  methyl  iodide  on  a  zinc  sodium 
  alloy.  It  has  a  disagreeable  odor,  and  is  spontaneously 
  inflammable  in  the  air.  It  has  been  of  great  importance  in 
  the  synthesis  of  organic  compounds,  and  is  the  type  of  a 
  large  series  of  similar  compounds,  as  zinc  ethyl,  zinc 
  amyle,  etc 
  {Zinc  oxide}  (Chem.),  the  oxide  of  zinc,  {ZnO},  forming  a 
  light  fluffy  sublimate  when  zinc  is  burned;  --  called  also 
  {flowers  of  zinc},  {philosopher's  wool},  {nihil  album}, 
  etc  The  impure  oxide  produced  by  burning  the  metal, 
  roasting  its  ores,  or  in  melting  brass,  is  called  also 
  {pompholyx},  and  {tutty}. 
  {Zinc  spinel}  (Min.),  a  mineral,  related  to  spinel, 
  consisting  essentially  of  the  oxides  of  zinc  and 
  aluminium;  gahnite. 
  {Zinc  vitriol}  (Chem.),  zinc  sulphate.  See  {White  vitriol}, 
  under  {Vitriol}. 
  {Zinc  white},  a  white  powder  consisting  of  zinc  oxide,  used 
  as  a  pigment. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Zinc  \Zinc\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Zincked}  or  {Zinced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Zincking}  or  {Zincing}.] 
  To  coat  with  zinc;  to  galvanize. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {Zn},  {atomic 
  number  30}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Zinc,  AR  (town,  FIPS  77600) 
  Location:  36.28531  N,  92.91526  W 
  Population  (1990):  91  (39  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
  Symbol:  Zn 
  Atomic  number:  30 
  Atomic  weight:  65.38 
  Blue-white  metallic  element.  Occurs  in  multiple  compounds  naturally.  Five 
  stable  isotopes  are  six  radioactive  isotopes  have  been  found  Chemically  a 
  reactive  metal,  combines  with  oxygen  and  other  non-metals,  reacts  with 
  dilute  acids  to  release  hydrogen. 

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