What is another word for tin pest?

Pronunciation: [tˈɪn pˈɛst] (IPA)

Tin pest is a term used to describe a type of transformation that occurs in tin metal when it is exposed to extremely low temperatures. This phenomenon causes the metal to transform from a stable crystalline form into a brittle, non-metallic state. Synonyms for tin pest include: 1. Tin disease: This term has been used to describe the same transformation as tin pest. 2. Tin pestilence: This term is also used to describe the same transformation as tin pest. 3. Tin poison: This term is used metaphorically to describe the negative effects of tin pest on the properties of tin metal. 4. Tin rot: This term is used to describe the corrosive effect of tin pest on the metal. 5. Tin disintegration: This term refers to the process by which the metal breaks down into a non-metallic state as a result of tin pest.

Synonyms for Tin pest:

What are the hypernyms for Tin pest?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    corrosion, rusting, Degradation of metals, Metal corruption, Metal degradation, Metal fracturing.

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