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nitric acidnoun [ U ]

/ˈnɑɪ·trɪk ˈæs·ɪd/

chemistry a clear, colorless liquid that is used in making many chemicals, especially explosives and fertilizers (= substances that help plants to grow)

(Definition of “nitric acid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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