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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nitric  \Ni"tric\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  nitrique  See  {Niter}.]  (Chem.) 
  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  colorless  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  colorless  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  or  containing  nitrogen;  "nitric  acid"  [syn:  {azotic},  {nitrous}] 

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