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Definition of "phlogistic" [phlo•gis•tic]

  • Of or relating to phlogiston. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or inducing inflammation or fever; inflammatory. (adjective)

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 "phlogistic" in a sentence
  • "If the fire particles are separated, as by a prism, or if they enter the pores of certain phlogistic principles or particles of bodies, then color appears."
  • "Principle, which he named _Phlogiston_, and constructed an hypothesis which is generally known as the phlogistic theory."
  • "'phlogistic' -- had not even the honour of being refuted: they did not deserve to be so, and should be a warning to all those who would write upon a subject without the necessary practical knowledge."
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