nitric definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, produced by, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence condition greater than that in a comparable nitrous compound.
    • Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen.
    • Of, with respect to, or containing, nitrogen; particularly, designating any one of those substances for which, as compared with nitrous substances, the element features a greater valence
    • of or containing nitrogen
  • others:
    • Of, regarding, or produced from niter: applied in biochemistry to oxygen compounds of nitrogen that have even more oxygen than those various other substances that the epithet nitrous is applied. See nitrous.

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