Definition of Litharge

1. n. Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead or minium, etc. Called also massicot.



Definition of Litharge

1. Noun. Lead monoxide (PbO) a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment ¹

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Definition of Litharge

1. a monoxide of lead [n -S]

Medical Definition of Litharge

1. Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead minium, etc. Called also massicot. Origin: OE. Litarge, F. Litharge, L. Lithargyrus, Gr. The scum or foam of silver; stone + silver. Litharge is found in silverbearing lead ore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Litharge

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Literary usage of Litharge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"This is the mode of producing litharge. The material of which the furnace is formed ought to be such as to prevent absorption and resist the solvent action ..."

2. A Treatise on Metallurgy: Comprising Mining, and General and Particular by Frederick Overman (1865)
"The common litharge of the shops, is not sufficiently pure for assays, ... The most certain method to obtain good litharge, is to heat the sugar of lead in ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1908)
"IN the crucible-method of assaying ores for silver a certain amount of litharge is essential to supply sufficient lead to collect the precious metals. ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Bruno Kerl, William Crookes, Ernst Otto Röhrig (1868)
"From 57 tons there are produced 2 cwts. of litharge, containing 90 per cent ... At Tarnowitz, litharge is reduced in ore smelting furnaces with coal and a ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Sir William Crookes, Bruno Kerl, Ernst Otto Röhring (1868)
"From 57 tons there are produced 2 cwts. of litharge, containing 90 per cent ... At Tarnowitz, litharge is reduced in ore smelting furnaces with coal and a ..."

6. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1851)
"With 10 litharge:—1-6 lead, with a slag which has precisely the composition of ... Sulphide ef Bismuth, yields with 2-5G pts. litharge, an alloy of lead and ..."

7. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell (1868)
"The fluxes employed in this kind of assay are litharge, :>laek flux, ... litharge s an exceedingly convenient flux, because it occupies very little room, ..."

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