lactic

adjective
lac·​tic | \ ˈlak-tik How to pronounce lactic (audio) \

Definition of lactic

1a : of or relating to milk
b : obtained from sour milk or whey
2 : involving the production of lactic acid

Examples of lactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Kate Somerville formulacontains chemical exfoliants, like lactic and salicylic acids, which help unclog congested acne-prone skin. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 6 June 2022 The most common forms of chemical exfoliants in a face wash are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic and lactic acids, and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acid. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 The threads, which pull the skin in the direction your provider discusses with you, are made of absorbable materials including poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), polydioxanone (PDO), polyglycolic acid (PGA), and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 24 Mar. 2022 In Korean, the word kimchi describes a vast category of salted vegetables that are fermented until sour with lactic-acid bacteria. New York Times, 13 June 2022 The formula also makes use of gentle AHAs, including mandelic and lactic acids. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 The formula also makes use of gentle AHAs, including mandelic and lactic acids. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 The bourbon is creamy and lactic on the nose and slightly savory. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 26 May 2022 For glowing skin, brightening acids (like glycolic, lactic and azelaic), retinol, vitamin C and niacinamide will help stimulate skin cell turnover, promoting radiance. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lactic

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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22 Jul 2022

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“Lactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for lactic

lactic

adjective
lac·​tic | \ ˈlak-tik How to pronounce lactic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lactic

1a : of or relating to milk
b : obtained from sour milk or whey
2 : involving the production of lactic acid lactic fermentation

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