Definition of phlogistication in English:

phlogistication

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • Combination with phlogiston; (in modern terms) removal of oxygen.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), theologian and natural philosopher. From phlogistic + -ation. Compare French phlogistication.

Pronunciation

phlogistication

/fləˌdʒɪstɪˈkeɪʃn/