Helmont

[ hel-mont; Flemish hel-mawnt ]
/ ˈhɛl mɒnt; Flemish ˈhɛl mɔnt /

noun

Jan Bap·tis·ta van [yahn bahp -tis-tah-vahn], /yɑn bɑp ˈtɪs tɑ vɑn/, 1579–1644, Flemish chemist and physician.

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Example sentences from the Web for Helmont

  • For I find not any other reason given by Helmont of his Pronouncing it so, then that it is insipid.

  • And I remmember to our present purpose, that Helmont,Helmont pag.

  • And it is not altogether an easy task to explain away the testimony of eminent men such as were van Helmont and Helvetius.

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British Dictionary definitions for Helmont

Helmont
/ (Flemish ˈhɛlmɔnt) /

noun

Jean Baptiste van (ʒɑ̃ batist vɑn). 1577–1644, Flemish chemist and physician. He was the first to distinguish gases and claimed to have coined the word gas
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