Definition of dephlogisticated in English:
adjectiveChemistry , historical
Deprived of “phlogiston.” Oxygen was originally called dephlogisticated air by Joseph Priestley.
- 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:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan