muriatic acid
Hydrochloric Hy`dro*chlo"ric, a. [Hydro-, 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride; a colorless, corrosive gas, {HCl}, of pungent, suffocating odor. It is made in great quantities in the soda process, by the action of sulphuric acid on common salt. It has a great affinity for water, and the commercial article is a strong solution of the gas in water. It is a typical acid, and is an indispensable agent in commercial and general chemical work. Called also {muriatic acid} and {chlorhydric acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Muriatic acid — Muriatic Mu ri*at ic, a. [L. muriaticus pickled, from muria brine: cf. F. muriatique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sea salt, or from chlorine, one of the constituents of sea salt; hydrochloric. [1913 Webster] {Muriatic acid},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muriatic acid — [myoor΄ē at′ik] n. [Fr muriatique < L muriaticus, pickled < muria, brine < IE * meuro < base * meu , damp, musty > MOSS, MIRE] hydrochloric acid: now only a commercial term …   English World dictionary

  • muriatic acid — [ˌmjʊərɪ atɪk] noun archaic term for hydrochloric acid. Derivatives muriate noun Origin C17: muriatic from L. muriaticus, from muria brine …   English new terms dictionary

  • muriatic acid — SYN: hydrochloric acid. * * * mu·ri·at·ic acid .myu̇r ē .at ik n HYDROCHLORIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • muriatic acid — noun a former name for hydrochloric acid • Hypernyms: ↑hydrochloric acid, ↑chlorohydric acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • muriatic acid — Hydrochloric acid, marine acid, spirit of sea salt …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • muriatic acid — noun Etymology: French muriatique, from Latin muriaticus pickled in brine, from muria brine Date: 1756 hydrochloric acid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muriatic acid — (not in scientific use) See hydrochloric acid. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • muriatic acid — mu′ri•at′ic ac′id [[t]ˈmyʊər iˈæt ɪk, ˌmyʊər [/t]] n. chem. hydrochloric acid • Etymology: 1780–90; < L muriāticus pickled, soaked in brine …   From formal English to slang

  • muriatic acid — /mjuriˌætɪk ˈæsəd/ (say myoohree.atik asuhd) noun the commercial name for hydrochloric acid …   Australian English dictionary

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