- of or relating to suet or fat.
- of or derived from stearic acid.
Origin of stearic
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They all consist of acids (stearic, palmitic, &c.) united with glycerine.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
The pins for the Shawinigan line were boiled in stearic acid.Electric Transmission of Water Power
Alton D. Adams
Wax candles are now seldom moulded, but if so the same processes are followed as for stearic and paraffin candles.
To make this, first melt the stearic acid as already directed.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.Artificial Light
- of or relating to suet or fat
- of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid
C19: from French stéarique, from Greek stear fat, tallow
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