Example sentences for: oxy

How can you use “oxy” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Oxy comes from Greek oxus sharp < IE * ak , sharp and sour both being descriptive of acid.

  • The year before the outbreak of the American Revolution, Priestley succeeded in removing from air, so he thought, the substance called phlogiston which was thought to be what put fires out, and dubbed his dephlogisticated air oxygen because he supposed it to be an essential ingredient of acids (Greek oxy -, sharp—as in oxymoron —plus - gen , related to the verb gignomai , I become, happen, am born) .

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