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dephlogisticated air

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dephlogisticated air

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dephlogisticated air (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 ‘dephlogisticated air’.

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