Meaning of “benzoic acid” in the English Dictionary


"benzoic acid" in English

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benzoic acidnoun [ U ]

uk /benˌzəʊ.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /benˌzoʊ.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Benzoic acid, as it exists in the resin, is the natural production of the plant from which the resin is derived. 
  • Dr. Gregory considers the following process for obtaining benzoic acid the most productive. 
  • If the solution of the salts of this acid is too dilute and warm, none or only a portion of the benzoic acid will be separated. 
  • Then procure a small quantity of benzoic acid, which exists in the shape of snowy crystals. 
  • These crystals, except for a slight sweetness of taste, correspond in characters and tests to benzoic acid. 

(Definition of “benzoic acid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)