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Overview of noun tinning

The noun tinning has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. tinning

(the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them; "careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them")

2. tinning, tin-plating

(the application of a protective layer of tin)


Overview of noun tin

The noun tin has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) tin, Sn, atomic number 50

(a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide)

2. tin

(a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking)

3. canister, cannister, tin

(metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour)

4. can, tin, tin can

(airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.)

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