Definition of heavy metal in English:

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heavy metal



1A metal of relatively high density, or of high relative atomic weight: heavy metals are taken up by plants [as modifier]: heavy metal contamination
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  • For example, tobacco plants can absorb heavy metals, mercury, copper, and lead.
  • They also evaluated its ability to stem soil and groundwater contamination by nutrients and heavy metals.
  • For shallow soil contamination, heavy metals can be stabilized in place.
2 [mass noun] A type of highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music with a strong beat, characteristically using violent or fantastic imagery: a carload of adolescents playing heavy metal with their windows open [as modifier]: a heavy metal band heavy metal fans
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  • Before I had went to bed last night he was blasting some heavy metal rock music.
  • This means hardcore fans of British heavy metal can finally get some respect.
  • They have been smart enough to roll with the changes while staying true to their hard rock and heavy metal tunes.
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