argal

1
[ ahr-guh l ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /
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noun Chemistry.

Definition for argal (2 of 4)

argal

2
[ ahr-guh l ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /

noun

Definition for argal (3 of 4)

argal

3
[ ahr-guh l ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /

conjunction, adverb Literary.

therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.

Origin of argal

3
1595–1605; probably representing a popular early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō ergo, with ĕr > ar, laxing of ō, and excrescent l

Definition for argal (4 of 4)

argol

or ar·gal

[ ahr-guh l ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /

noun

a crude tartar, produced as a by-product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers.

Origin of argol

1350–1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoilLatin argilla argil
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British Dictionary definitions for argal (1 of 2)

argal

/ (ˈɑːɡəl) /

noun

another name for argol

British Dictionary definitions for argal (2 of 2)

argol

argal

/ (ˈɑːɡɒl) /

noun

crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats

Word Origin for argol

C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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