hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ik- \

Definition of hydrochloric acid

:an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory

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HYDROCHLORIC ACID Defined for English Language Learners

hydrochloric acid

noun

Definition of hydrochloric acid for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : a strong acid that is used especially in scientific experiments and in manufacturing


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hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ik- \

Definition of hydrochloric acid for Students

:a strong acid formed by dissolving in water a gas made up of hydrogen and chlorine

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hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ ˌhī-drə-ˌklōr-ik-, -ˌklȯr- \

medical Definition of hydrochloric acid

:an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory called also muriatic acid

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