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
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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