- of or relating to suet or fat.
- of or derived from stearic acid.
Origin of stearic
Examples from the Web for stearic
Historical Examples of stearic
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
Fats are glycerides; that is, combinations of oleic, palmetic, and stearic acids.Artificial Light
- of or relating to suet or fat
- of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid