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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)
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Origin of NITRIC ACID

French nitrique, from nitre niter, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1788
NITRIC ACID Defined for Kids

nitric acid

noun ni·tric acid \ˈnī-trik-\

Definition of NITRIC ACID for Kids

:  a strong liquid acid that contains hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen and is used in making fertilizers, explosives, and dyes
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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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