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dephlogisticate

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To take away the phlogiston, i.e. ability to burn, which is now understood to be chemically impossible

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of phlogiston, once supposed to exist as the principle of inflammability. See phlogiston.
  • In medicine, to reduce inflammation in.

Etymologies

From the prefix de-, to undo and phlogisticate, to give flammability to, from French d├ęphlogistiguer, to dephlogisticate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They┬┤ll all be roving the land looking for chances to make the rich poor, to remedy the irremediable, to succor the unsuccorable, to unscramble the unscrambleable, to dephlogisticate the undephlogisticable, "because they understand that" votes are collared under democracy, not by talking sense but by talking nonsense. "

    American Chronicle

  • They'll all be roving the land looking for chances to make the rich poor, to remedy the irremediable, to succor the unsuccorable, to unscramble the unscrambleable, to dephlogisticate the undephlogisticable, "because they understand that" votes are collared under democracy, not by talking sense but by talking nonsense. "

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