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Definition of antimony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

antimony

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈæntɪməni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪmoʊni//
 
[uncountable] (symbol somebody)
 
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a chemical element. Antimony is a silver-white metal that breaks easily, used especially in making alloys. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting stibnite, the most common ore of the metal): from medieval Latin antimonium, of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the early 19th cent.
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