dephlogisticcatemedical dictionary

<chemistry> To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability. Dephlogisticated air, oxygen gas; so called by Dr. Priestly and others of his time. Dephlogistica"tion.

Origin: Pref. De- + phlosticate: cf. F. Dephlogistiguer.

(01 Mar 1998)

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