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argal1

[ahr-guh l] /ˈɑr gəl/
noun, Chemistry
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argal2

[ahr-guh l] /ˈɑr gəl/
noun
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argal3

[ahr-guh l] /ˈɑr gəl/
conjunction, adverb, Literary.
1.
therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; probably representing a popular early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō ergo, with ĕr > ar, laxing of ō, and excrescent l
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British Dictionary definitions for argal

argal

/ˈɑːɡəl/
noun
1.
another name for argol

argali

/ˈɑːɡəlɪ/
noun (pl) -gali, -gals
1.
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle
Word Origin
C18: from Mongolian

argol

/ˈɑːɡɒl/
noun
1.
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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