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Origin of aqua fortis

1595–1605; <Latin: literally, strong water
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British Dictionary definitions for aqua fortis

aqua fortis
/ (ˈfɔːtɪs) /

noun

an obsolete name for nitric acid
C17: from Latin, literally: strong water
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