muriatic acid


(not in scientific use) hydrochloric acid.

Words nearby muriatic acid

Origin of muriatic acid

First recorded in 1780–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for muriatic acid

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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Scientific definitions for muriatic acid

muriatic acid
[ myur′ē-ătĭk ]

See hydrochloric acid.
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