heavy

(redirected from Heavy metals)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

heavy

(Burdened), adjective benumbing, careworn, clumsy, dejected, depressed with sorrow, dull, dulled, gloomy, languid, leaden, serious, sluggish, somber, stolid, tempestuous, tiresome, torpid, violent, weary
Associated concepts: heavy burden to fulfill in order to prove a case

heavy

(Important), adjective commanding, eventful, immense, noteworthy, overwhelming, prominent, solemn, vast

heavy

(Onerous), adjective afflictive, burdensome, consequential, critical, cumbersome, difficult, excessive, grave, grievous, hard, imposing, intense, intolerable, notable, oppressive, striking, severe, substantial, trying, unbearable, unpleasant, unwieldy, wearying

heavy

(Ponderous), adjective careful, deliberate, profound, serious, weighty
See also: grave, intense, onerous, oppressive, pedestrian, ponderous, profound, solemn, torpid
References in periodicals archive ?
The quantitative analyses of the heavy metals (copper, chromium, lead, and zinc) in the solutions were performed using ICP-AES.
To ensure your company is effective in removing heavy metals from wastewater, contact Wastech Controls & Engineering, Inc.
1994-1998: chelation with EDTA and later DMPS IV pushes, all heavy metals at low end of challenged reference range in late 1998;
The result shows that during the steam distillation process, heavy metals were not removed from the tissues, producing yields free of heavy metals.
To study the effect of heavy metals on ALP, various concentrations of chosen heavy metals were added to the buffer containing pNPP, prior to the addition of the enzyme.
The environment contamination and heavy metals exposure (Cd and Pb) is a severe problem gaining magnitude all over the world.
Heavy metal compounds in soil; transformation upon soil pollution and ecological significance.
The derogation, agreed in February 1999, expired after 10 years and the present extension will be reviewed after five years alongside the progress made in phasing out heavy metals in crates and pallets.
It has some limitations over the more expensive tests, hut it's effective enough to evaluate any detox program designed to eliminate heavy metals.
Heavy metal content in airborne dust of childhood leukemia cluster areas: even small towns have air pollutants [Abstract].
plant--and will not use any more slag from a Canadian smelter--after tests from the state showed "a slew" of heavy metals in the slag, according to a report in the Helena Independent (Helena, Mont.