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litharge

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English

Etymology

Old French litarge, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lithargyrus, from Greek λιθαργυρος, from λίθος, stone + αργυρός silver

Pronunciation

  • (RP) /ˈlɪθɑ:ʤ/, /"lITA:dZ/
  • (US) lĭthʹärj, /ˈlɪθɑrʤ/, /"lITArdZ/

Noun

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Singular
litharge

Plural
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litharge (-)
  1. lead monoxide, PbO, a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment
    • 1997: From an inner pocket he produces a costly Ramillies Wig, shakes it out in a brisk Cloud of scented Litharge, and claps it on, with a minimum of fuss, over his ascetic’s Crop. — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

Translations


French

Noun

litharge f.

  1. litharge

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