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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for zinc in the sense of this definition

(zinc is a kind of ...) any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

(... is a kind of zinc ) impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)

Definition 2: coat or cover with zinc - [verb of contact]

(zinc is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

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