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dephlogistication

Definitions

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  • n. The process of dephlogisticating; removal of the phlogiston, or supposed ability to burn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A term applied by the older chemists to certain processes by which they imagined phlogiston, the supposed principle of inflammability, to be separated from bodies.

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Examples

  • They termed the principle of fire phlogiston, and burning, or the escape of fire, dephlogistication, and their ingenious system did not a little to retard the progress of truth.

    Religion and Chemistry

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