Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the character of a semi-metal; imperfectly metallic in character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective inorganic chemistry Of or partaining to a semimetal.

Etymologies

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semimetal +‎ -ic

Examples

  • The dense forests in this region are made of semimetallic plants-poisonous, with razor-edged leaves-that grow in the light of the ceaseless lightning storms that fill the soot-black sky.

    Time Streams

  • On either side of the instrument board were the great, curved, glossy, semimetallic plates he had already noticed.

    Slan

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