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potass

[ pot-as ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of potass1

1790–1800; < French potasse < Dutch potasch (now pronounced and spelled potas ) potash

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Example Sentences

The bicarbonate of potass can be obtained from the druggist put up in powders of seven and a half grains, each ready for use.

You must next prepare a powder composed of equal parts of chlorate of potass and powdered lump sugar.

Potash, pot′ash, n. a powerful alkali, obtained from the ashes of plants—also Potass′.

Our ashes produced a potass of fine colour, and we did not doubt of succeeding, when we should have sent a sample of it to France.

The Duke drank curaçao and potass water, and Mr. Barker drank champagne, while Claudius smoked innumerable cigarettes.

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