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Definition of salicylic acid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

salicylic acid

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌsæləˌsɪlɪk ˈæsɪd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a bitter chemical found in some plants, used in aspirin (= a drug used for reducing pain and making your blood thinner)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: salicylic acid