Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or consisting of, oxygen and hydrochloric acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or consisting of, oxygen and muriatic acid, that is, hydrochloric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being a compound of oxygen and muriatic acid: formerly applied to chlorin. See oxymuriate.

Etymologies

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oxy- +‎ muriatic: compare French oxymuriatique.

Examples

  • _Chlorine_ is a simple substance, formerly called oxymuriatic acid.

    American Woman's Home

  • Later, Davy determined that not all acids contain oxygen — including muriatic acid (our hydrochloric acid), which, as Davy discovered, was not "oxymuriatic acid," as Lavoisier thought.

    Davy, Humphry

  • I may perhaps be censured for having proposed to sig - nify the combinations of chlorine or oxymuriatic gas by simple terminations, connected with the name of the basis, such as ane and ana; but these terminations will serve at least as symbols of tlie class, and in this way may assist the memory.

    Elements of Chemical Philosophy: Part 1, Vol.1

  • [Footnote *: If chlorine or oxymuriatic gas be a simple body, according to Sir H. Davy’s view of the subject, it must be considered as an exception to this statement; but this subject cannot be discussed till the properties and nature of chlorine come under examination.]

    Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 In Which the Elements of that Science Are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments

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