from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A colorless, fuming corrosive liquid or a highly soluble corrosive gas, HF, that is extremely toxic, used in the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid, as a reagent, catalyst, and fluorinating agent, and in the refining of uranium and the preparation of many fluorine compounds.
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- noun chemistry a
colourless fuming liquidor gas, having a molecular formulaof HF; it dissolvesin waterto form hydrofluoric acidand has many industrialuses including the productionof teflonand the refiningof uranium; it corrodes skin, fleshand bone, and any skin contactmust be avoided
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- noun a colorless poisonous corrosive liquid made by the action of sulphuric acid on calcium fluoride; solutions in water are hydrofluoric acid
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