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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carbonic  \Car*bon"ic\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  carbonique  See  {Carbon}.] 
  (Chem.) 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  obtained  from  carbon;  as  carbonic 
  oxide. 
 
  {Carbonic  acid}  (Chem.),  an  acid  {H2CO3},  not  existing 
  separately,  which  combined  with  positive  or  basic  atoms 
  or  radicals,  forms  carbonates.  In  common  language  the  term 
  is  very  generally  applied  to  a  compound  of  carbon  and 
  oxygen,  {CO2},  more  correctly  called  {carbon  dioxide}.  It 
  is  a  colorless,  heavy,  irrespirable  gas,  extinguishing 
  flame,  and  when  breathed  destroys  life.  It  can  be  reduced 
  to  a  liquid  and  solid  form  by  intense  pressure.  It  is 
  produced  in  the  fermentation  of  liquors,  and  by  the 
  combustion  and  decomposition  of  organic  substances,  or 
  other  substances  containing  carbon.  It  is  formed  in  the 
  explosion  of  fire  damp  in  mines,  and  is  hence  called 
  {after  damp};  it  is  also  know  as  {choke  damp},  and 
  {mephitic  air}.  Water  will  absorb  its  own  volume  of  it 
  and  more  than  this  under  pressure,  and  in  this  state 
  becomes  the  common  soda  water  of  the  shops,  and  the 
  carbonated  water  of  natural  springs.  Combined  with  lime  it 
  constitutes  limestone,  or  common  marble  and  chalk.  Plants 
  imbibe  it  for  their  nutrition  and  growth,  the  carbon  being 
  retained  and  the  oxygen  given  out 
 
  {Carbonic  oxide}  (Chem.),  a  colorless  gas,  {CO},  of  a  light 
  odor,  called  more  correctly  {carbon  monoxide}.  It  is 
  almost  the  only  definitely  known  compound  in  which  carbon 
  seems  to  be  divalent.  It  is  a  product  of  the  incomplete 
  combustion  of  carbon,  and  is  an  abundant  constituent  of 
  water  gas.  It  is  fatal  to  animal  life,  extinguishes 
  combustion,  and  burns  with  a  pale  blue  flame,  forming 
  carbon  dioxide. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carbonic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  consisting  of  or  yielding  carbon  [syn:  {carbonaceous}, 
  {carbonous}] 




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