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hydrochloric acid

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noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ik-\

Simple Definition of hydrochloric acid

  • chemistry : a strong acid that is used especially in scientific experiments and in manufacturing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hydrochloric acid

  1. :  an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory

Origin of hydrochloric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1819


HYDROCHLORIC ACID Defined for Kids

hydrochloric acid

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noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ik-\

Definition of hydrochloric acid for Students

  1. :  a strong acid formed by dissolving in water a gas made up of hydrogen and chlorine




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hydrochloric acid

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noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˌklōr-ik-, -ˌklȯr-\

Medical Definition of hydrochloric acid

  1. :  an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory—called also




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