(not in scientific use) hydrochloric acid.
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Origin of muriatic acid
First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for muriatic acid
/ (ˌmjʊərɪˈætɪk) /
a former name for hydrochloric acid
Word Origin for muriatic acid
C17: from Latin muriāticus pickled, from muria brine
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Science definitions for muriatic acid
[ myur′ē-ăt′ĭk ]
See hydrochloric acid.
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