Definition of Nitric

1. Adjective. Of or containing nitrogen. "Nitric acid"

Exact synonyms: Azotic, Nitrous
Partainyms: Azote, Nitrogen, Nitrogen
Derivative terms: Azote, Nitre, Nitre



Definition of Nitric

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with nitrous compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid.

Definition of Nitric

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen. ¹

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Definition of Nitric

1. containing nitrogen [adj]

Medical Definition of Nitric

1. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with nitrous compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid. Nitric acid, a colourless or yellowish liquid obtained by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a strong oxidizer. Nitric anhydride, a white crystalline oxide of nitrogen (N2O5), called nitric pentoxide, and regarded as the anhydride of nitric acid. Nitric oxide, a colourless poisous gas (NO) obtained by treating nitric acid with copper. On contact with the air or with oxygen, it becomes reddish brown from the formation of nitric dioxide or peroxide. Origin: Cf. F. Nitrique. See Niter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitric

nitrators
nitrazepam
nitre of potash
nitrendipine
nitrene
nitrenes
nitrenium
nitreniums
nitrenoid
nitrenoids
nitres
nitrian
nitriaries
nitriary
nitric (current term)
nitric-oxide reductase
nitric acid
nitric acid reductase
nitric bacteria
nitric bacterium
nitric oxide
nitric oxide synthase
nitrid
nitridated
nitridation
nitride
nitrided
nitrides
nitriding

Literary usage of Nitric

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"Pure nitric oxide may be prepared by gently heating a mixture of a ferrous ... The nitric acid liberated from the nitrate is reduced by the ferrous salt, ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"nitric acid may be determined quantitatively in arsenic acid by titration with ... The method is also applicable to the determination of nitric acid in ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"New Test for nitric Acid and the Nitrates. By EDMUND W. DAT, of Dublin.—To the solid or liquid supposed to contain nitric acid, free or combined, ..."

4. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"Mix the solution to be tested for nitric acid with three times its volume of pure, ... If nitric acid is present, a red coloration quickly appears, ..."

5. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1888)
"Arsenic, muriatic and nitric acid, mercury, and quicklime ... Bisulphide of carbon aud nitric acid, 76. Bisulphide of carbon and muriatic acid, »78, *SO. ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"In his latest book Rose,5 immediately after the general statement that gold is not perceptibly attacked by nitric acid, adds that finely divided gold is ..."

7. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"Many pure waters contain no nitric acid at all, others only little. ... A. Detection of nitric acid, if no nitrous acid is present (nitrous acid yields the ..."

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