Definition of Dephlogisticcate
1. v. t. To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability.
Medical Definition of Dephlogisticcate
To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability. Dephlogisticated air, oxygen gas; so called by Dr. Priestly and others of his time. Dephlogistica"tion.
Origin: Pref. De- + phlosticate: cf. F. Dephlogistiguer.
Source: Websters Dictionary
(01 Mar 1998)
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