Definition of Base metal

1. Noun. A metal that is common and not considered precious. "Lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals"

Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element

Definition of Base metal

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any metal at the lower end of the electrochemical series that oxidizes readily. ¹

2. Noun. (metallurgy) The metal to be welded (rather than that used to weld). ¹

3. Noun. A common or inexpensive metal; ''especially'' (alchemy) one that was hoped to be transmuted into a precious metal. ¹

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Medical Definition of Base metal

1. A metal that is readily oxidised; e.g., iron, copper. (05 Mar 2000)

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