potassium Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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potassiumnoun [U]

uk   us   /pəˈtæs.i.əm/ (symbol K)
a silver-white ​chemicalelement that, when ​combined with other ​elements, is used in the ​production of ​soap, ​glass, and fertilizers (= ​substances that ​helpplants to ​grow)
(Definition of potassium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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potassiumnoun [U]

 us   /pəˈtæs·i·əm/
a ​soft, silver-white ​metal that ​burnsquickly in the ​air and is used in ​special hard ​glasses and fertilizers (= ​substances that ​helpcropsgrowbetter)
(Definition of potassium from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “potassium”
in Spanish potasio…
in Vietnamese ka-li…
in Malaysian kalium…
in Thai ธาตุโพแทสเซียม…
in French potassium…
in German das Kalium…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钾…
in Turkish potasyum…
in Russian калий…
in Indonesian potas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉀…
in Polish potas…
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