Definition of Priestley

1. Noun. English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804).

Exact synonyms: Joseph Priestley
Generic synonyms: Chemist



Definition of Priestley

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

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Literary usage of Priestley

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1. Life of Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States by James Parton (1874)
"priestley IN THE UNITED STATES. TIME brings its revenges. I read, in a recent number of the London Athenaeum, a quiet advertisement informing the public ..."

2. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"Huxley in his Birmingham address on priestley (August i, 1874) also accuses Lavoisier of unfairness: "though Lavoisier," he writes, "undoubtedly treated ..."

3. Heralds of a Liberal Faith by Samuel Atkins Eliot (1910)
"Sermon OB the Death of Joseph priestley, 1804; John Corry's Life of Joseph priestley, ... 109-131; JT Run's Life and Correspondence of Joseph priestley, ..."

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