Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or obtained from carbon.

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Usage examples "carbonic":

  1. Your halls are too stifling with carbonic acid gas; for us, we breathe oxygen. - "The British Barbarians", 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", 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", George Alfred Townsend.