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Definition of boric acid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


boric acid

NAmE//ˌbɔrɪk ˈæsɪd//
[uncountable] (chemistry) (symbol B(OH)3)
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a chemical formed from borax, used in making glass and as an antiseptic (= a substance that helps to prevent infection in wounds)
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