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nitric acid

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nitric acid

noun ni·tric acid \ˈnī-trik-\

: a strong acid that contains nitrogen and that is used in making fertilizers, explosives, etc.

Full Definition of NITRIC ACID

:  a corrosive liquid inorganic acid HNO3 used especially as an oxidizing agent, in nitrations, and in making organic compounds (as fertilizers, explosives, and dyes)

Origin of NITRIC ACID

French nitrique, from nitre niter, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1788

nitric acid

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Medical Definition of NITRIC ACID

:  a corrosive liquid inorganic acid HNO3 used especially as an oxidizing agent, in nitrations, and in making organic compounds

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