muriatic acid

noun
mu·​ri·​at·​ic acid | \ ˌmyu̇r-ē-ˈa-tik- How to pronounce muriatic acid (audio) \

Definition of muriatic acid

Examples of muriatic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When used carefully, muriatic acid can remove mineral, oil, paint, and rust stains, while also brightening concrete. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 June 2022 During the investigation, police recovered muriatic acid, four bottles of Kleen-Out sulfuric acid and two bottles of lye from Blackwell's residence near South 13th Street and West Edgerton Avenue. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2022 Police recovered muriatic acid, four bottles of Kleen-Out sulfuric acid and two bottles of lye from Blackwell's residence near South 13th Street and West Edgerton Avenue. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Nov. 2020 Fidler said American Standard also recommends muriatic acid to remove mineral stains and deposits from toilets and suggested looking for it in a store that sells swimming pool supplies. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 6 July 2020 Various websites offer suggestions, but a search for detailed advice from manufacturers of muriatic acid turned up nothing specific about how to use it as a toilet cleaner. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 6 July 2020 Use soda ash to increase pH; muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate to decrease. Danielle Beurteaux, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2018 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'muriatic acid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of muriatic acid

1755, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muriatic acid

French muriatique, from Latin muriaticus pickled in brine, from muria brine

Learn More About muriatic acid

Time Traveler for muriatic acid

Time Traveler

The first known use of muriatic acid was in 1755

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near muriatic acid

muriate of potash

muriatic acid

muricate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for muriatic acid

Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Muriatic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muriatic%20acid. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for muriatic acid

muriatic acid

noun
mu·​ri·​at·​ic acid | \ ˌmyu̇r-ē-ˌat-ik- How to pronounce muriatic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of muriatic acid

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!