Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or obtained from niter.

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Usage examples "nitric":

  1. The fumes from nitric acid have caused death from pneumonia in ten or twelve hours. - "Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", W. G. Aitchison Robertson.
  2. This blue solution consists of oxide of silver and oxide of copper, both combined with nitric acid. - "American Handbook of the Daguerrotype", Samuel D. Humphrey.
  3. When the action of the nitric acid has ceased, the transparent circles of the latter stand out against the black background of the former. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.