citric acidnoun [ U ]uk /ˌsɪt.rɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /ˌsɪt.rɪk ˈæs.ɪd/
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- Citric acid is a deadly poison, but weakened down with water and sugar, it is only lemonade.
- Take the thin peel and the juice of a good-sized lemon and add a small teaspoonful of citric acid and a wine-glassful of fruit syrup, then pour on of boiling water one quart.
- The pulp of the fruit is golden yellow and juicy, rich in sugar and citric acid.