dephlogisticate definition

  • verb:
    • To get rid of the phlogiston, i.e. ability to burn off, which can be now understood to be chemically impossible
    • To get rid of the phlogiston, i.e. capacity to burn, that will be today understood to be chemically impossible
  • others:
    • To rob of phlogiston, when designed to exist once the principle of inflammability. See phlogiston.
    • In medication, to reduce irritation in.
    • To deprive of phlogiston, once expected to occur as principle of inflammability. See phlogiston.
    • In medicine, to lessen inflammation in.

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