COPPER/ (cop-per) / n./ 1. A reddish metallic element with the chemical symbol Cu that is highly ductile and malleable; / n./ 2. One of the first metals ever extracted and alloyed by humans that has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society via its use in coins, tools, and ornaments starting in 8000 B.C.; / n./ 3. A good conductor of heat and electricity that remains resistant to corrosion and therefore invaluable to industrial and electrical manufacturing; / n./ 4. A protective antioxidant and helpful healing agent for serious skin wounds and burns that increases the production of collagen and elastin to minimize the physical signs of aging, e.g., “Erase fine lines and wrinkles with copper.”
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