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litharge

[ lith-ahrj, li-thahrj ]
/ ˈlɪθ ɑrdʒ, lɪˈθɑrdʒ /
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noun
a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries, pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks.
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Origin of litharge

1350–1400; earlier litarge, litharge,Middle English litarge<Middle French, apocopated variant of litargire<Latin lithargyrus<Greek lithárgyros spume of silver, equivalent to lith-lith- + árgyros silver
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British Dictionary definitions for litharge

litharge
/ (ˈlɪθɑːdʒ) /

noun
another name for lead monoxide

Word Origin for litharge

C14: via Old French from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek, from lithos stone + arguros silver
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