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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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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.