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See also: Potash
From Dutch potasch (modern spelling potas), coined in 1598. The literal translation is pot ash, because it was made by burning wood to ashes in a large pot. First attested in 1648. Doublet of potassium and potassa.
- The water-soluble part of the ash formed by burning plant material; used for making soap and glass and as a fertilizer.
- (chemistry) An impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts.
- (chemistry, archaic) Potassium. Chiefly used in the names of compounds of the form "... of potash".
- acetate of potash
- carbonate of potash
- caustic potash
- chlorate of potash
- chromate of potash
- citrate of potash
- iridiate of potash
- manganate of potash
- muriate of potash
- nitrate of potash
- osmiate of potash
- oxygenated muriate of potash
- permanganate of potash
- plumbate of potash
- potash alum
- potash greensand
- potash kettle
- silicate of potash
- stannate of potash
- stannite of potash
- sulfate of potash, sulphate of potash
- sulfurated potash, sulphurated potash
potassium carbonate etc
- To treat with potassium.
- 1910, Platers' Guide: With which is Combined Brass World:
- In order to ascertain the difference between the rapidity of pickling when the tin frames had been potashed and pickling without such treatment, two batches were used.
- 1915, Metal Finishing: Preparation, Electroplating, Coating:
- Gold ornaments are sand blasted or steel brushed nicely, then potashed,
- 1953, Nature Magazine, page 223:
- After removal from a worker bee they should be potashed in ten percent potassium hydroxide, washed, dehydrated, cleared, and mounted.
- 2003, Senckenbergiana biologica, page 136:
- For the extraction of the internal sclerites the aedeagus was potashed in cold saturated KOH solution for several hours and transferred to a vial of distilled water.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.