Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or derived from phosphorus.

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Usage examples "phosphoric":

  1. Thus I came to know that the beautiful phosphoric light, which I had so often admired before, was caused by animals; for I had no doubt that these were of the same kind as the medusa or jelly- fish, which are seen in all parts of the world. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. All of these results show practically the same condition noted in the other samples of malt beer; that is, a comparatively high protein and phosphoric acid content as compared with beers made in part from rice or corn. - "A Study Of American Beers and Ales", L.M. Tolman J. Garfield Riley.
  3. In the midst of this immense hall a vast multitude was incessantly passing, who severally kept their right hands on their hearts, without once regarding anything around them; they had all the livid paleness of death; their eyes, deep sunk in their sockets, resembled those phosphoric meteors that glimmer by night in places of interment. - "The History of the Caliph Vathek", William Beckford.