Antimony (noun)

A chemical element with the symbol Sb and atomic number 51. It is a silvery-white metal that is used in alloys, batteries, and flame-proofing compounds.

Origin:

Late middle english: via old french from latin antimonium, from greek antimonion, perhaps based on a supposed arabic original.

Examples:

  1. Antimony is a chemical element that is found in minerals and has been used by humans for thousands of years.
  2. The most common use of antimony today is in the production of lead-acid batteries for automobiles.
  3. Antimony alloys are also used to make pewter and solder.
  4. Antimony compounds are used as flame retardants in plastics and textiles.
  5. Due to its toxic effects on the human body, exposure to antimony should be limited.
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