Definition of zinc oxide in English:

zinc oxide

noun

  • An insoluble white solid used as a pigment and in medicinal ointments.

    • ‘People who react to standard sunscreens might look for a lotion containing physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.’
    • ‘For many parents it is more practical to buy a nonprescription diaper cream or ointment, like zinc oxide, to soothe and protect areas of skin that are prone to diaper rash.’
    • ‘Your doctor might have you use antihistamine pills, a steroid cream, calamine lotion, or zinc oxide cream.’
    • ‘Physical sunblocks deflect light; they usually contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and typically go on thick and white.’
    • ‘Sunblocks containing powdered titanium dioxide or zinc oxide dispersed in a base of petroleum jelly became available over 50 years ago.’

Pronunciation:

zinc oxide

/ziNGk ˈäkˌsīd/