[boh-mey, boh-mey]


Antoine,1728–1804, French chemist and inventor.


pertaining to, noting, or calibrated according to a Baumé scale.

Origin of Baumé

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of baume

  • Yet it was to the Ste. Baume that Muriel had gone, and that she had written to her husband.

    Running Sands

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • This instrument is precisely similar in construction to those of Twaddle and Baume.

  • Mr. Baume, will, I think find the difficulties he mentions to disappear, if the pupil prepare himself as I have prescribed.

  • Mr. Baume says he has practised his method with considerable success during twenty years.

  • Mr. Baume recommends a similar method between teacher and pupil, but omits to state how the pupil can best prepare himself for it.

baume in Medicine


[bō-mā]Antoine 1728-1804

French pharmacist who invented a process for making sal ammonia and in 1768 devised an improved hydrometer using the scale that now bears his name.
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