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[floo-awr-ik, -or-] /fluˈɔr ɪk, -ˈɒr-/
Chemistry. pertaining to or obtained from fluorine.
Mineralogy. of, relating to, or derived from fluorite.
Origin of fluoric
From the French word fluorique, dating back to 1780-90. See fluor-, -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A series of experiments to attempt to decompose hydrofluoric acid, and to ascertain the constitution of the fluoric combinations.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • This flash may be lightened or removed at pleasure by fluoric acid.

    The Bases of Design Walter Crane
  • He made further experiments also on the decomposition of boracic, fluoric, and muriatic acids.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • One might as well amuse himself toying with the rattlesnake or playing with fluoric acid.

  • It is the product of decomposed granite owing to the action of fluoric acid.

    Cornwall G. E. Mitton
  • Thus, in Derbyshire (England), where the soil is supplied with fluoric acid, grain is said never to lodge.

    The Elements of Agriculture George E. Waring
  • There is no acid except the fluoric which can directly dissolve dry or calcined silica.

  • They are like clear glass, which fluoric acid etches indelibly, but which comes out of vitriol intact.

    The Intellectual Life =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
British Dictionary definitions for fluoric


of, concerned with, or produced from fluorine or fluorspar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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