Complete Definition of "dephlogisticated air"

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wikipedia|phlogiston theory

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en-noun|-|sg=dephlogisticated air

  1. context|chemistry|obsolete oxygen|Oxygen.

#*2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 30:
#*:Priestley never swayed from his firm conviction in the phlogiston theory as long as he lived, and he called his new gas âdephlogisticated airâ.

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