Meaning of phlogistication in English:

phlogistication

Pronunciation /fləˌdʒɪstɪˈkeɪʃn/

noun

historical Chemistry
  • 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.