What does the word nitric mean?

Usage examples for nitric

  1. It is possible also that the chemical combination of the two gases which constitute common air may be effected by such pressures: if this should be the case, it might offer a new mode of manufacturing nitrous or nitric acids. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  2. 10 Nitric acid, 4 oz. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. " Pancake flour" often contains little if any buckwheat; wheat flour is bleached with nitric oxide to improve its appearance. – The Holy Earth by L. H. Bailey

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