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phlogistic

[ floh-jis-tik ]
/ floʊˈdʒɪs tɪk /
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adjective
Pathology. inflammatory.
pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston.
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Origin of phlogistic

1725–35; <Greek phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbid of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to phlox, phlegm) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM phlogistic

post·phlo·gis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phlogistic

phlogistic
/ (flɒˈdʒɪstɪk) /

adjective
pathol of inflammation; inflammatory
chem of, concerned with, or containing phlogiston
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