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Definition of "metalline" []

  • Of, resembling, or having the properties of a metal. (adjective)
  • Containing metal ions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "metalline" in a sentence
  • "My cheeks were of that metalline description that never knew a blush, before an audience of one or many."
  • "Time effects less change on this colour than on other bright vegetal yellows; but white lead and other metalline pigments injure, while terrene and alkaline substances redden it."
  • "This dissolves in alkalies, and combines with metalline bases to form various coloured compounds, termed _Purpurates_."