What does the word carbonic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Of, pertaining to, or obtained from carbon.

Usage examples for carbonic

  1. Your halls are too stifling with carbonic acid gas; for us, we breathe oxygen. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  2. But coal is as much an essential condition of this growth and development as carbonic acid is for that of a club- moss. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  3. Mr. Waples had no time to reply, for a large bubble of carbonic acid gas burst at that moment, and blew him through the gap or " fault" of the rock, into the coldest and clammiest cavern he had ever trodden. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend