Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See nitric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Nitric acid.
  • n. A corrosive liquor made of saltpeter, serving as a solvent for dissolving silver and all other metals except gold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nitric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See aqua fortis, under aqua.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. acid used especially in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels

Etymologies

New Latin : Latin aqua, water + Latin fortis, strong.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin aqua (water) + fortis (strong) (Wiktionary)

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