Definition of dezincification in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˌziNGkifiˈkāSHən/


A form of corrosion and weakening of brass objects in which zinc is dissolved out of the brass alloy.
Example sentences
  • Tin additions significantly increase the corrosion resistance of some brasses, especially resistance to dezincification.
  • Alloys above 15% Zn need a stress-relieving heat treatment to avoid stress corrosion and, under certain conditions, can be susceptible to dezincification.
  • The material will obtain a deep dezincification, since the dezincification will follow the long beta-phase bands.

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Syllabification: de·zinc·i·fi·ca·tion

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