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nickel

nick·el

nickel

 
pronunciation:
nI kl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has twenty-eight protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a dense, hard, but malleable silver-white solid metal, used in alloys such as stainless steel and as a catalyst for various chemical reactions. (symbol: Ni).
definition 2: a coin of the United States and Canada worth five cents.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (slang) valued at five dollars.
a nickel vial of cocaine
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nickeled, nickeling, nickels
definition: to coat or plate with nickel.
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