dephlogisticate


dephlogisticate
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


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