white flux

noun

Definition of white flux

: a flux consisting chiefly of potassium carbonate and obtained as a white or grayish mass by the deflagration of tartar with an equal or larger amount of saltpeter

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First Known Use of white flux

1741, in the meaning defined above

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“White flux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20flux. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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