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[floo-awr-ik, -or-]
  1. Chemistry. pertaining to or obtained from fluorine.
  2. Mineralogy. of, relating to, or derived from fluorite.
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Origin of fluoric

From the French word fluorique, dating back to 1780–90. See fluor-, -ic
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • A series of experiments to attempt to decompose hydrofluoric acid, and to ascertain the constitution of the fluoric combinations.

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

British Dictionary definitions for fluoric


  1. of, concerned with, or produced from fluorine or fluorspar
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