Definition of dephlogisticated in English:

dephlogisticated

Line breaks: de|phlo¦gis¦tic|ated
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːfləˈdʒɪstɪkeɪtɪd
 
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adjective

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.

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