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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to phlogiston.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or inducing inflammation or fever; inflammatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to phlogiston.
  • adj. Containing phlogiston.
  • adj. Inflammatory; belonging to inflammations and fevers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to phlogiston, or to belief in its existence.
  • adj. Inflammatory; belonging to inflammations and fevers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to phlogiston.
  • In medicine, inflammatory.


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