humic

adjective

hu·​mic ˈhyü-mik How to pronounce humic (audio)
ˈyü-
: of, relating to, or derived at least in part from humus

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fulvic and humic acids have been used in traditional and folk medicines for centuries, and do exhibit antibacterial qualities in large quantities. NBC News, 2 Dec. 2021 This is made by aerating sugars, compost and humic acids in non-chlorinated water and then spraying the brew on plants and soil. Adrian Higgins, idahostatesman, 23 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of humic was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Humic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humic. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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