Definition of nitric acid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nitric acid

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noun
NAmE//ˌnaɪtrɪk ˈæsɪd//
 
[uncountable](chemistry)(symbol HNO3)
 
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a powerful clear acid that can destroy most substances and is used to make explosives and other chemical products
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