Meaning of “citric acid” in the English Dictionary

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"citric acid" in English

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citric acidnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsɪt.rɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /ˌsɪt.rɪk ˈæs.ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • 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. 

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