[nik-uh-luh s] /ˈnɪk ə ləs/
containing bivalent .
of or containing nickel, esp in the divalent state
noun, Chemistry. 1. a green, water-insoluble powder, NiO, used chiefly in the manufacture of nickel salts and in green pigments for ceramic paints.
[nik-uh l-pleyt] /ˈnɪk əlˈpleɪt/ verb (used with object), nickel-plated, nickel-plating. 1. to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process. noun 1. a thin coating of nickel deposited on the surface of a piece of metal, as by electroplating. noun 1. a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis
- Nickels and dimes
noun phrase Very small amounts of money; peanuts: We can get the improved roads for nickels and dimes (1893+)
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. a gray-black, water-insoluble powder, Ni 2 O 3 , which, at 600°C, decomposes to nickel oxide: used chiefly in storage batteries as an oxidizing agent.