a brittle, lustrous, white metallic element occurring in nature free or combined, used chiefly in alloys and in compounds in medicine. Symbol: Sb; atomic number: 51; atomic weight: 121.75.
- an·ti·mo·ni·al, adjective, noun
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How to use antimony in a sentence
Ambri is a Boston-area startup that’s building molten-salt batteries from calcium and antimony.Super-hot salt could be coming to a battery near you | Casey Crownhart | November 17, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
The industries include brewing, saw-milling, lace-making and antimony mining and founding.
They do so even yet, and when antimony was administered there was no doubt about its working.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
Cats attacked in this way are called, by the natives, azorochados, and antimony is alleged to be the cause of the distemper.
Antimonialis, L. Pertaining to, composed of, or containing antimony.
In pharmacy, as a source of both oxychloride and oxide of antimony.
British Dictionary definitions for antimony
a toxic metallic element that exists in two allotropic forms and occurs principally in stibnite. The stable form is a brittle silvery-white crystalline metal that is added to alloys to increase their strength and hardness and is used in semiconductors. Symbol: Sb; atomic no: 51; atomic wt: 121.757; valency: 0, –3, +3, or +5; relative density: 6.691; melting pt: 630.76°C; boiling pt: 1587°C
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Scientific definitions for antimony
A metalloid element having many forms, the most common of which is a hard, very brittle, shiny, blue-white crystal. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in car batteries, and in the manufacture of flameproofing compounds. Atomic number 51; atomic weight 121.76; melting point 630.5°C (1,167°F); boiling point 1,380°C (2,516°F); specific gravity 6.691; valence 3, 5. See Periodic Table.
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