sulfurous acid

noun

Definition of sulfurous acid

: a weak unstable dibasic acid H2SO3 known in solution and through its salts and used as a reducing and bleaching agent

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Recent Examples on the Web Otherwise, the sulfur dioxide released from the bubbling lava would turn the watery fluid in your eyes’ mucus membranes into sulfurous acid. Sofie Bates, Popular Mechanics, "What If ‘Floor Is Lava’ Used Actual Lava?," 30 June 2020

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1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Sulfurous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfurous%20acid. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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sulfurous acid

noun

Medical Definition of sulfurous acid

: a weak unstable dibasic acid H2SO3 known in solution and through its salts and used as a reducing and bleaching agent and in medicine as an antiseptic

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