Definitions

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

  • adjective Relating to or containing copper, especially with valence 2.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of copper; derived from copper: as, cupric oxid. Also cuprous.

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

  • adjective (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its lowest proportion.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper.
  • adjective chemistry Containing copper with an oxidation number of 2

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

  • adjective of or containing divalent copper

Etymologies

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Ultimately from Latin cuprum ("copper").

Examples

  • Ferrous sulphide was next similarly treated, and gave, after the lapse of a few hours, a copious blackish precipitation of sulphur, and possessing properties similar to the sulphur obtained by dissolving sulphides such as cupric sulphide in dilute nitric acid, in all other respects resembling common sulphur.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887

  • And double lucky, the B50 formula & Calcium formula both Costco had cupric gluconate.

    Low carb diets and copper | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Regulations for a one-man commission to investigate the unauthorised issuing of a permit for the import of cupric arsenite to South Africa were gazetted on Friday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Cabinet on Thursday approved the appointment of a commission to investigate the unauthorised issuing of a permit for the import of cupric arsenite to South Africa, the Ministry of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Also discussed was the pumping of extraneous water by the mining industry and the conversion of a committee of inquiry into the importation of waste cupric arsenite into a full commission of inquiry so as to afford it the necesasary clout.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A shipment of cupric arsenite destined for South Africa from

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An independent enquiry into the issuing of a permit for the import of cupric arsenite will soon commence.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A shipment of cupric arsenite destined for South Africa from

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The enquiry follows dissatisfaction expressed about the existing procedure for issuing a permit for the import of dangerous waste, with specific reference to the recent cupric arsenite issue.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The import of 500 tons of toxic waste - "poisonous cupric arsenide" - exported by Finland has reportedly been approved.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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