aqua fortis definition

  • noun:
    • See nitric acid.
    • Nitric acid.
    • A corrosive liquor made of saltpeter, serving as a solvent for dissolving gold and all various other metals except silver.
    • See aqua fortis, under aqua.
    • acid utilized particularly in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels
  • others:
    • Nitric acid.

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