[ floo-awr, -er ]
/ ˈflu ɔr, -ər /
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Origin of fluor
First recorded in 1615–25, fluor is from the Latin word fluor a flowing; so called from its use as a flux
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How to use fluor in a sentence
Fluor acid air is procured by dissolving the earthy substance called fluor in vitriolic acid.
The nitrous acid may be exhibited in the form of air, as well as the vitriolic, the marine, and the fluor acids.
Fluor spar is as favorable a gangue for lead as quartz is for gold.The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble
Fluor: fluor-spar as free as possible from other minerals, powdered.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
A wide-mouthed clay pot is taken and a little fluor spar added.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
British Dictionary definitions for fluor (1 of 2)
/ (ˈfluːɔː) /
another name for fluorspar
Word Origin for fluor
C17: from Latin: a flowing; so called from its use as a metallurgical flux
British Dictionary definitions for fluor (2 of 2)
a variant of fluoro- fluorene; fluorine
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