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Definition of "litharge" [lith•arge]

  • A yellow lead oxide, PbO, used in storage batteries and glass and as a pigment. Also called lead monoxide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "litharge" in a sentence
  • "The ore was melted and converted into ingots, the silver separated and refined, and litharge, red lead and shot manufactured."
  • "Having fomented with plenty of hot water, boil in the water certain of the fragrant medicines, add pounded tamarisk, roasted litharge and galls, and pour on them white wine, and oil, and the grease of a goose, pounding all together."
  • "Send to the first apothecary of your town for some litharge; throw into it one grain of the red powder which"