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

  • n. A transparent, colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive liquid, HNO3, a highly reactive oxidizing agent used in the production of fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels and in a wide variety of industrial metallurgical processes. Also called aqua fortis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A transparent, colourless to pale yellow, fuming corrosive liquid, HNO3; a highly reactive oxidizing agent used in the production of fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels and in a wide variety of industrial processes; once called aqua fortis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a colorless or yellowish liquid obtained by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a strong oxidizer.

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

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