Definition of dephlogisticated in English:


Syllabification: de·phlo·gis·ti·cat·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌdēfləˈjistəkādəd


Chemistry , historical
Deprived of “phlogiston.” Oxygen was originally called dephlogisticated air by Joseph Priestley.
More example sentences
  • Burn a log in the fireplace, air carries off the phlogiston, and the dephlogisticated log reveals itself as a pile of ashes.
  • When informed by Priestley about dephlogisticated air, Lavosier repeated the experiments quantitatively.
  • After other attempts to release oxygen failed, Davy concluded that dephlogisticated muriatic acid gas was actually an element rather that a compound with oxygen.

Definition of dephlogisticated in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace