tarnish


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Synonyms for tarnish

Synonyms for tarnish

Synonyms for tarnish

discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

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Copper pans tarnish because the copper combines with oxygen in air to form copper oxide, which is brown.
Summary: Sidon Sheikh Ahmad Assir Friday warned against attempts to tarnish the image of Sunnis in Lebanon for providing shelter to Syrian refugees.
TARNISHED silverware: To clean grime and tarnish from your cutlery, first line the kitchen sink with a sheet of tin foil, and fill it with hot water.
To get a quick idea of this, think of any gold and silver jewelry you have: the silver has a distressing tendency to tarnish relatively quickly, needing regular polishing to stay bright, but the gold will only ever need a light wipe to stay shiny.
The transparent plastic material is impregnated with patented chemical formulations which absorb corrosive gases in the surrounding atmosphere and thereby protects silver, copper and electronic components from damage caused by oxidation, tarnish and corrosion.
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was performed to confirm the presence of silver tarnish (Figure 2).
Tarnishing of silver plated articles cannot be prevented completely; elements such as sulphur, moisture, oxygen and chlorides that accelerate tarnishing are ever present and in time, low carat gold and silver and silver plated jewellery will eventually tarnish.
It doesn't just tarnish science, it's going to expose science to the charge of crass commercialism," McGee added.
Determined to put an end to her constant battle with tarnish, Donna formulated a metal cleaner and it's transforming the industry.
If you don't, the surface will become covered with a black tarnish.
Chief executive David Temme says drinking on the buses is against the law and can only tarnish the club's name.
Aside from the effects of human contact, Judd's highly polished metals are bound to tarnish merely as a result of exposure to air.
The Ultimate Christmas Storage boxes and chests include acid-free tissue with tarnish inhibitors.
This new law will force the cowboy operators who tarnish the industry's name out of business," he said.
For example, "A silver bath removes tarnish in five minutes," or "You never have to rub the stubborn spots on your silver again.