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[bawr-ik, bohr-]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or containing boron; boracic.
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Origin of boric

First recorded in 1860–65; bor- + -ic
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Examples from the Web for boric

Historical Examples of boric

  • By dusting the feet with boric acid the odor will disappear.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • The boric acid material is recovered by a process of condensation.

  • This kind of meat is often preserved with boric acid and borax.

  • Some of them contain as high as ninety-five per cent of boric acid.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • Both cases, the saturation of toxin with antitoxin and ammonia with boric acid are equilibrium phenomena.

British Dictionary definitions for boric


  1. of or containing boronAlso: boracic
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