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A few days later, in another incident near a factory, villagers waded into a ditch coursing with nitric acid and rescued a dog that was trapped.
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Origin and Etymology of nitric acid
First Known Use: 1788See Words from the same year
NITRIC ACID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nitric acid for English Language Learners
: a strong acid that contains nitrogen and that is used in making fertilizers, explosives, etc.
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