Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to antimony, or partaking of its qualities; composed of antimony, or containing antimony as a principal ingredient.
  • noun A preparation of antimony; a medicine in which antimony is a principal ingredient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to antimony.
  • adjective a consisting of one part oxide of antimony and two parts phosphate of calcium; -- also called James's powder.

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  • adjective dated, chemistry Of or pertaining to antimony.
  • noun Any drug or medical preparation containing antimony.

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  • adjective containing antimony

Etymologies

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antimony +‎ -al

Examples

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  • Not to be confused with antinomial.

    "'Gentlemen,' said Stephen to his assistants... 'I believe we may now cross off the antimonials, jalap and camphire, the eight yards of Welsh linen bandage, and the twelve yards of finer linen, which sets us up for the first month, barring the tourniquets, the mercury, and the small list of alexipharmics that Beale is sending over tomorrow.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 97

    March 16, 2008