Meaning of “carbonic” in the English Dictionary

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"carbonic" in English

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carbonicadjective

uk /kɑːˈbɒn.ɪk/ us /kɑːrˈbɑː.nɪk/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • But carbonic oxide, which is also liberated from burning anthracite, is an active poison, and one per cent of it in the air we breathe may prove instantly fatal. 
  • Within a few minutes after starting the dynamo, a stream of carbonic oxide issued through the openings, burning usually with a flame eighteen inches in height. 

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

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