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



BrE BrE//ˈæntɪməni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪmoʊni//
[uncountable] (symbol Sb)
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a chemical element. Antimony is a silver-white metal that breaks easily, used especially in making alloys. Word Originlate 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antimony