Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to citric acid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or derived from lemons or citrons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon.
  • adjective (Chem.) an organic acid, C3H4OH.(CO2H)3, extracted from lemons, currants, gooseberries, etc., as a white crystalline substance, having a pleasant sour taste.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon.

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

  • adjective of or related to citric acid

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Examples

  • He next, by the aid of the same manual, prepared a mixture which he called citric acid, though any other name would have suited it equally well; and of this, as neither he nor anybody else had any use for it, he daily produced large quantities.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • He next, by the aid of the same manual, prepared a mixture which he called citric acid, though any other name would have suited it equally well; and of this, as neither he nor anybody else had any use for it, he daily produced large quantities.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • He takes limes, onion and hot sauce and makes ceviche, which is fresh fish soaked in citric acid, which cooks it.

    The Best Camp Dinner Ever

  • He takes limes, onion and hot sauce and makes ceviche, which is fresh fish soaked in citric acid, which cooks it.

    The Best Camp Dinner Ever

  • a mixture which he called citric acid, though any other name would have suited it equally well; and of this, as neither he nor anybody else had any use for it, he daily produced large quantities.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Orange, lemon and pomelo, although they contain citric acid, should be considered safe for consumption, for they contain plenty of potassium, and that would produce alkaline urine, and thereby do not disturb the body’s immunity.

    Global Voices in English » India: Swine Flu Scare

  • The Krebs cycle, also known as the citric acid cycle or the tricarboxylic acid cycle, is one of the most important reaction sequences in biochemistry.

    Krebs cycle

  • Pyruvate gets passed on to the next step, called the citric acid cycle.

    Evolution of alcohol synthesis - The Panda's Thumb

  • This juice, which is called citric acid, may be preserved in bottles for a considerable time, by covering it with a thin stratum of oil.

    The Book of Household Management

  • This juice, which is called citric acid, may be preserved in bottles for a considerable time, by covering it with a thin stratum of oil.

    The Book of Household Management

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