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nitric

[ nahy-trik ]
/ ˈnaɪ trɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing nitrogen, usually in the pentavalent state.
of or relating to niter.
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Origin of nitric

1785–95; nitr- + -ic, modeled on French nitrique

OTHER WORDS FROM nitric

non·ni·tric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nitric

nitric
/ (ˈnaɪtrɪk) /

adjective
of or containing nitrogen, esp in the pentavalent state
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Scientific definitions for nitric

nitric
[ nītrĭk ]

Containing nitrogen, especially nitrogen with a valence of 5. Compare nitrous.
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