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noun, Chemistry. 1. any usually water-insoluble salt formed by the interaction of a fatty acid and a metal, especially lead or aluminum: used chiefly as a drier in paints and varnishes and for waterproofing textiles. noun 1. any one of a number of colloidal stearates, palmitates, or oleates of various metals, including aluminium, calcium, magnesium, […]
- Metallic wood-boring beetle
noun 1. any of numerous metallic green, blue, copper, or black beetles of the family Buprestidae, the larvae of which bore into the wood of trees.
[met-l-ahyd] /ˈmɛt lˌaɪd/ verb (used with object), metallided, metalliding. 1. to provide (a metal or alloy) with a diffused coating of a metal or metalloid by electrolysis at high temperature in order to impart a particular surface property to the base metal.
[met-l-if-er-uh s] /ˌmɛt lˈɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. containing or yielding metal. /ˌmɛtəˈlɪfərəs/ adjective 1. containing a high concentration of metallic elements: a metalliferous ore