car·​bon·​ic kär-ˈbä-nik How to pronounce carbonic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from carbon, carbonic acid, or carbon dioxide

Examples of carbonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expect crystal clear vision and superior impact resistance from the carbonic lenses. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 This unique gathering showcases the magic of carbonic maceration, a winemaking technique that produces wonderfully aromatic and fruit-forward wines. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2023 Beaujolais and other gamay wines are sometimes fermented with carbonic maceration, meaning the grape bunches are not destemmed. Per and Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Red blend of Syrah (of which 50% is grown on schist soils and 20% undergoes carbonic maceration) and the rest Mourvèdre and Grenache. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Outlier shades provide lots of coverage and come with polarized carbonic TLT lenses that reduce pretty much all of the visible glare off water and snow. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 June 2017 With this event, patrons will take in the views of the winery’s on-site vineyard while enjoying its carbonic-style wines, and sampling foods from five exceptionally talented chefs. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June 2022 The man’s apartment was a carbonic black and noxious. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 Like so many things in wine, the practice of carbonic maceration comes down to a matter of degree. Ellen Bhang,, 7 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbonic was in 1788

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“Carbonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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car·​bon·​ic kär-ˈbän-ik How to pronounce carbonic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from carbon, carbonic acid, or carbon dioxide
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