Definition of Donkin

1. Noun. English engineer who developed a method of preserving food by sterilizing it with heat and sealing it inside a steel container--the first tin can (1768-1855).

Exact synonyms: Bryan Donkin
Generic synonyms: Applied Scientist, Engineer, Technologist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donkin

Donatus
Donbas
Doncaster
Donders' glaucoma
Donders' law
Donders' pressure
Donders' rings
Donegal
Donets Basin
Donetsk
Donetske
Dongguan
Dongola
Donizetti
Donkin
Donn Cuailnge
Donna
Donnan equilibrium
Donne
Donne's corpuscle
Donnean
Donnian
Donnie
Donny
Donovan
Donovan's bodies

Literary usage of Donkin

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"By WF donkin, MA, FRS, FRAS, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford. Received December 3, 1856. (Abstract.) The equation -" 4. ..."

2. Memoirs of the Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living in the by William Walker (1864)
"donkin early showed a taste for science and mechanics, and when almost a child ... donkin, however, soon showed the bent of his natural genius by quitting ..."

3. Thermodynamics of the Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by Cecil Hobart Peabody (1889)
"Tests on donkin Engines.—A large number of efficiency tests were made by Mr. Bryan donkin ... B. donkin & Co.,* in which the methods of making the tests and ..."

4. Memoirs of the Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain: Living in the by William Walker (1862)
"donkin early showed a taste for science and mechanics, and when almost a child ... donkin, however, soon showed the bent of his natural genius by quitting ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debates by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1828)
"he (sir R. donkin) was willing to make disclosures to the government on the ... After the receipt of this communication, he again wrote to sir R. donkin, ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1876)
"By Dr. SCOTT donkin. At a meeting of the Clinical Society of London, held on December 10th last, Dr. Scott donkin brought forward a case of diabetes cured ..."

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