What does the word phosphoric mean?

Usage examples for phosphoric

  1. The soil is naturally rich in potash, nitrogen, and lime, but requires superphosphate, as the percentage of phosphoric acid is low. – Wheat Growing in Australia by Australia Department of External Affairs
  2. A faint phosphoric flame flickered above their ghastly corpses, making even death still more horrible. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. In the midst of this immense hall a vast multitude was incessantly passing, who severally kept their right hands on their hearts, without once regarding anything around them; they had all the livid paleness of death; their eyes, deep sunk in their sockets, resembled those phosphoric meteors that glimmer by night in places of interment. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  4. A yellow precipitate indicates phosphoric acid. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  5. Nearly every disease originating in the human body is due to or accompanied by the excessive formation of different kinds of acids in the system, the most important of which are uric, carbonic, sulphuric, phosphoric and oxalic acids. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr

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