Cleve's acid

noun Cle·ve's acid \ˈklāvəz-, ˈklēvz-\

Definition of Cleve's acid

  1. :  either of two colorless crystalline isomeric monosulfonic acids NH2C10H6SO3H derived from alpha-naphthylamine and used as intermediates in making azo dyes; also :  a mixture of these acids

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Origin and Etymology of cleve's acid

after P.T. Cleve — more at cleveite

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to criticize severely

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