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pot·ash

 (pŏt′ăsh′)
n.
3. Any of several compounds containing potassium, especially soluble compounds such as potassium oxide, potassium chloride, and various potassium sulfates, used chiefly in fertilizers.

[From sing. of obsolete pot ashes, an alkaline substance obtained by leaching wood ashes and evaporating the leachate in a pot.]

potash

(ˈpɒtˌæʃ)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for potassium carbonate, esp the form obtained by leaching wood ash
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for potassium hydroxide
3. (Elements & Compounds) potassium chemically combined in certain compounds: chloride of potash.
[C17 pot ashes, translation of obsolete Dutch potaschen; so called because originally obtained by evaporating the lye of wood ashes in pots]

pot•ash

(ˈpɒtˌæʃ)

n.
1. potassium carbonate, esp. the crude impure form obtained from wood ashes.
2. potassium hydroxide.
3. any of several potassium compounds, as the oxide of potassium, K2O.
[1615–25; back formation from pl. pot-ashes, translation of early Dutch potasschen]

pot·ash

(pŏt′ăsh′)
Any of several chemical compounds that contain potassium, especially potassium carbonate (K2CO3), which is a strongly alkaline material obtained from wood ashes and used in fertilizers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potash - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industrypotash - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
hydrated oxide, hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water
lye - a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
Translations

potash

[ˈpɒtæʃ] Npotasa f

potash

[ˈpɒtæʃ] npotasse f

potash

nPottasche f, → Kaliumkarbonat nt

potash

[ˈpɒtˌæʃ] npotassa
References in classic literature ?
There were two things to be done then-- first, to replace the absorbed oxygen; secondly, to destroy the expired carbonic acid; both easy enough to do, by means of chlorate of potassium and caustic potash.
Caustic potash has a great affinity for carbonic acid; and it is sufficient to shake it in order for it to seize upon the acid and form bicarbonate of potassium.
A sufficient quantity of chlorate of potassium and of caustic potash was placed at his disposal, together with provisions for eight days.
Would he obtain air by chemical means, in getting by heat the oxygen contained in chlorate of potash, and in absorbing carbonic acid by caustic potash?
But Captain Nicholl hastened to remedy this state of things, by placing on the floor several receivers containing caustic potash, which he shook about for a time, and this substance, greedy of carbonic acid, soon completely absorbed it, thus purifying the air.
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