magnesia

noun
mag·​ne·​sia | \ mag-ˈnē-shə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) , -zhə \

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magnesian \ mag-​ˈnē-​shən How to pronounce magnesian (audio) , -​zhən \ adjective

Examples of magnesia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The proportion of magnesia in inlays and window glass from Samarra’s palaces suggests plant ash, rather than natron, as the source of sodium carbonate in the glassmaking process. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Medieval artisans built a glass-walled palace in the desert," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of magnesia

1755, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnesia

New Latin, from magnes carneus, a white earth, literally, flesh magnet

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The first known use of magnesia was in 1755

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“Magnesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesia. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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magnesia

noun
mag·​ne·​sia | \ mag-ˈnē-shə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) , -ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) \

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