au·​ric | \ ˈȯr-ik How to pronounce auric (audio) \

Definition of auric

: of, relating to, or derived from gold

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When we are pushed to the mental and emotional limit by others, our bodies get depleted as our auric field is consumed with energy that’s not our own. Lisa Stardust, Teen Vogue, "How to Use Magic to Banish Energy Vampires," 28 May 2019 What interests Gaghan, by contrast, is the mere idea of gold: the madness that infects both markets and men whenever the auric stink is in the air. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "“Gold” and “Dark Night”," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of auric

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auric

Latin aurum

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Medical Definition of auric

: of, relating to, or derived from gold

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