phlogiston

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Stahl in 1702, from Ancient Greek φλογιστόν (phlogiston), neuter of φλογιστός (phlogistos, inflammable), from φλογίζω (phlogizō, to set fire to), from φλόξ (phloks, flame).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flə(ʊ)ˈdʒɪstɒn/

Noun[edit]

phlogiston (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, historical) The hypothetical fiery principle formerly assumed to be a necessary constituent of combustible bodies and to be given up by them in burning.

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