Definition of “antimony” - English Dictionary

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“antimony” in British English

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antimonynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæn.tɪ.mə.ni/ /ænˈtɪm.ə.ni/ us /ˈæn.t̬ə.moʊ.ni/ symbol Sb

Examples from literature

  • Great harm was done by the abuse of antimony, but then great harm is done by the abuse of anything, no matter how good it may be. 
  • His studies in antimony were made mainly with the idea of showing how that substance might be used in medicine. 
  • Seven yellows were woven into his robe, and his frizzed hair was stained with antimony. 
  • The industries include brewing, saw-milling, lace-making and antimony mining and founding. 
  • They do so even yet, and when antimony was administered there was no doubt about its working. 

(Definition of “antimony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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