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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"ti*mo*ny
An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance and physical properties, but in its chemical relations belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. Atomic weight, 120. Symbol, Sb.

Note: ☞ It is of tin-white color, brittle, laminated or crystalline, fusible, and vaporizable at a rather low temperature. It is used in some metallic alloys, as type metal and bell metal, and also for medical preparations, which are in general emetics or cathartics. By ancient writers, and some moderns, the term is applied to native gray ore of antimony, or stibnitethe stibium of the Romans, and the sti`mmi of the Greeks, a sulphide of antimony, from which most of the antimony of commerce is obtained. Cervantite senarmontite, and valentinite are native oxides of antimony.

Etymology: LL. antimonium, of unknown origin

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  1. A metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite

From Medieval Latin antimonium attested in the eleventh century; see also here.

  1. A chemical element (symbol Sb) with an atomic number of 51. The symbol is derived from Latin stibium.
  2. The alloy stibnite

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  • When was the first name Antimony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Antimony is Sunday, September 27th, 1981.
  • How unique is the name Antimony? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Antimony. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Antimony: Your name in reverse order is Ynomitna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nymntoia. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Antimony born Dec 23, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 725. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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