boracic acid

boracic acid
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin borac-, borax borax Date: 1801 boric acid

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  • boracic acid — noun any of various acids containing boron and oxygen • Syn: ↑boric acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid • Hyponyms: ↑perboric acid * * * noun : boric acid a not used scientifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • boracic acid — SYN: boric acid. * * * bo·rac·ic acid bə .ras ik n BORIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • boracic acid — /bəræsɪk ˈæsəd/ (say buhrasik asuhd) noun See boric acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • Boracic lint — was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.It has been in use since at least the 19th century,T H Pennington Listerism, its decline and… …   Wikipedia

  • Boracic — Bo*rac ic, a. [Cf. F. boracique. See {Borax}.] Pertaining to, or produced from, borax; containing boron; boric; as, boracic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boracic —   a. pertaining to or derived from borax.    ♦ boracic acid, former name for boric acid.    ♦ boracous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • boracic — adj. of borax; containing boron. Phrases and idioms: boracic acid = boric acid. Etymology: med.L borax acis …   Useful english dictionary

  • boracic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of, containing, or denoting boric acid. 2) Brit. informal having no money. [ORIGIN: from boracic lint, rhyming slang for «skint».] …   English terms dictionary

  • boracic, brassic(k) — adj British penniless, broke. The word is a shorten ing of the rhyming slang boracic lint : skint. A genuine example of London working class argot, this term was adopted into raffish speech in general from the early 1970s. (Boracic is an older… …   Contemporary slang

  • boracic — [bə rasɪk] adjective 1》 consisting of or containing boric acid. 2》 Brit. informal having no money. [from boracic lint, rhyming sl. for skint .] Origin C18: from med. L. borax, borac (see borax) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

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