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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. 2018.
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  • This flash may be lightened or removed at pleasure by fluoric acid.

    The Bases of Design Walter Crane
  • One might as well amuse himself toying with the rattlesnake or playing with fluoric acid.

  • He made further experiments also on the decomposition of boracic, fluoric, and muriatic acids.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • A series of experiments to attempt to decompose hydrofluoric acid, and to ascertain the constitution of the fluoric combinations.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • 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
  • It is the product of decomposed granite owing to the action of fluoric acid.

    Cornwall G. E. Mitton
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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