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base met·al

, basic metal
a metal that is readily oxidized, for example, iron, copper.

base metal

A metal that spontaneously corrodes in an electrolyte containing a less reactive metal such as gold. Examples include aluminum, brass, nickel, and steel.
See also: metal

base met·al

, basic metal (bās metăl, bā'sik)
A metal that is readily oxidized (e.g., iron, copper).
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Major property/casualty insurance company Ironshore has decided to raise its capacity for energy risk to $25 million across all industries, including enhanced risk capacity for refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, gas plants, pipelines, terminals, mining risks, alternative energy, power utilities, basic metal and pulp and paper facilities.
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