hydrofluoric acid

noun hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid \ ˌhī-drō-ˈflȯr-ik , -ˈflu̇r- \

Definition of hydrofluoric acid

:an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride HF that is a weak poisonous acid, that attacks silica and silicates, and that is used especially in finishing and etching glass

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hydrofluoric acid

noun hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid \ -ˌflu̇r-ik- , -ˌflōr- , -ˌflȯr- \

medical Definition of hydrofluoric acid

:an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride HF that is a weak poisonous acid, that resembles hydrochloric acid chemically but attacks silica and silicates, and that is used especially in finishing and etching glass

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