Definitions

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

  • n. A white, crystalline vitamin, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. Also called vitamin C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A white crystalline organic compound, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits and many vegetables; it is an antioxidant and an efficient scavenger of free radicals.

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

  • n. a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

Etymologies

a-1 + scorb(ut)ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A bottle of concentrated ascorbic acid dissolved the rotting fabric sufficiently to wash the entire mess down the drain and although his hands trembled, he couldn't prevent them from pouring it.

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  • Vitamin C - as a food additive, its likely an inorganic chemical product.

    November 6, 2009