potash

noun
pot·​ash | \ ˈpät-ˌash How to pronounce potash (audio) \

Definition of potash

1 : potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes
2 : potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or industry

Examples of potash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Copper revenues account for about 35% of the total, followed by potash at 21%. Moneyshow, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 The Belaruskaili strike committee spokesman, Gleb Sandras, said authorities had managed to halt a strike at the factory that began two weeks ago and all its potash mines are now working. Yuras Karmanau, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2020 In the city of Soligorsk on Monday, police detained 20 more who gathered in front of the giant Belaruskali potash factory to support a striking miner, local media reported. Yuras Karmanau, Star Tribune, 22 Sep. 2020 Anatoly Bokun, who leads the strike committee at Belaruskali, a huge potash factory in Soligorsk, was detained by police Monday and is facing a 15-day jail sentence on charges of organizing an unsanctioned protest. Yuras Karmanau, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2020 Yuri Korzun had a job for life at Belaruskali, one of the world’s largest miners of potash fertilizer. WSJ, 25 Oct. 2020 Workers at the Belaruskali factory, which accounts for one-fifth of the world's potash fertilizer output and is the nation's top cash earner, launched a strike last month. Yuras Karmanau, Star Tribune, 10 Sep. 2020 The factory, which accounts for a fifth of the world’s potash fertilizer output, is the nation’s top cash earner. Yuras Karmanau, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2020 The labor action that began Monday quickly grew to several major industrial plants, including a huge factory that accounts for a fifth of the world’s potash fertilizer output. Yuras Karmanau, chicagotribune.com, 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of potash

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for potash

singular of pot ashes

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“Potash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potash. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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potash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of potash

: a form of potassium that is used especially to improve soil or to make soap

potash

noun
pot·​ash | \ ˈpät-ˌash How to pronounce potash (audio) \

Kids Definition of potash

: potassium or a compound of potassium

potash

noun
pot·​ash | \ ˈpät-ˌash How to pronounce potash (audio) \

Medical Definition of potash

1a : potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes
2 : potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or industry

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