phlogistic
adjective Date: 1733 1. [New Latin phlogiston] of or relating to phlogiston 2. [Greek phlogistos] of or relating to inflammations and fevers

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  • Phlogistic — Phlo*gis tic, a. 1. (Old Chem.) Of or pertaining to phlogiston, or to belief in its existence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Inflammatory; belonging to inflammations and fevers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phlogistic — [flō jis′tik] adj. [< ModL phlogiston (see PHLOGISTON) + IC] 1. of phlogiston 2. Obs. fiery; flaming 3. Med. of inflammation; inflammatory …   English World dictionary

  • phlogistic — /floh jis tik/, adj. 1. Pathol. inflammatory. 2. pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston. [1725 35; < Gk phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbid of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to PHLOX, PHLEGM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • phlogistic — adjective a) Pertaining to phlogiston. b) Containing phlogiston …   Wiktionary

  • phlogistic — phlo·gis·tic flō jis tik adj of or relating to inflammations and fevers * * * phlo·gis·tic (flo jisґtik) inflammatory …   Medical dictionary

  • phlogistic — fləʊ dʒɪstɪk /flÉ’ adj. inflammatory, inflamed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phlogistic — phlo·gis·tic …   English syllables

  • phlogistic — phlo•gis•tic [[t]floʊˈdʒɪs tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pat Pathol. inflammatory 2) pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston • Etymology: 1725–35; < Gk phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbal adj. of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to phlox, phlegm) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • phlogistic — /fləˈdʒɪstɪk/ (say fluh jistik) adjective 1. Pathology inflammatory. 2. Chemistry Obsolete relating to or consisting of phlogiston …   Australian English dictionary

  • phlogistic — flōˈjistik, tēk adjective Etymology: in sense 1, probably from (assumed) New Latin phlogisticus, from phlogiston + Latin icus ic; in sense 2, from Greek phlogistos inflammable + English ic 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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