phlogistic

[floh-jis-tik]

Origin of phlogistic

1725–35; < Greek phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbid of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to phlox, phlegm) + -ic
Related formspost·phlo·gis·tic, adjective
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phlogistic

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