• (America) IPA: /ˈpɒt.æʃ/


  1. The water-soluble part of the ash formed by burning plant material; used for making soap and glass and as a fertilizer.
  2. (chemistry) An impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts.
  3. (chemistry, archaic) potassium. Chiefly used in the names of compounds of the form "... of potash".
    permanganate of potash
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potash (potashes, present participle potashing; past and past participle potashed)

  1. To treat with potassium.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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