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Priestley

, Joseph 1733-1804.
British chemist noted for work on the isolation of gases and his discovery of oxygen (1774).

Priestley

(ˈpriːstlɪ)
n
1. (Biography) J(ohn) B(oynton). 1894–1984, English author. His works include the novels The Good Companions (1929) and Angel Pavement (1930) and the play An Inspector Calls (1946)
2. (Biography) Joseph. 1733–1804, English chemist, political theorist, and clergyman, in the US from 1794. He discovered oxygen (1774) independently of Scheele and isolated and described many other gases

Priest•ley

(ˈprist li)

n.
1. J(ohn) B(oynton), 1894–1984, English writer.
2. Joseph, 1733–1804, English chemist, author, and clergyman.
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