aqua fortis


aqua for·​tis ˈä-kwə-ˈfȯr-təs How to pronounce aqua fortis (audio)

Examples of aqua fortis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its static rage behind closed doors crackles close in my ears with a tincture of aqua fortis. Ishion Hutchinson, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021

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Word History


New Latin aqua fortis, literally, strong water

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aqua fortis was in the 15th century

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“Aqua fortis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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