- To make something fireproof
Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.
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dephlogisticate — 1775; see DE (Cf. de ) + PHLOGISTON (Cf. phlogiston). Related: Dephlogisticated; dephlogisticating … Etymology dictionary
dephlogisticate — verb /ˌdiflɒˈʤɪstɪˌkeɪt,ˌdiflɑˈʤɪstɪˌke(ɪ)t/ To take away the phlogiston, i.e. ability to burn, which is now understood to be chemically impossible … Wiktionary
dephlogisticate — de·phlogisticate … English syllables
dephlogisticate — |dē+ transitive verb Etymology: de + phlogisticate : to remove phlogiston from … Useful english dictionary
dephlogisticated air — noun Joseph Priestley s name for oxygen, which he discovered in 1774 • • • Main Entry: ↑dephlogisticate … Useful english dictionary