hydrofluoric acid[-flôr′ik, -flo̵or′ik]
hydrofluoric acid definition by Webster's New World
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a strong, fuming acid that is a water solution of the gas, or liquid, hydrogen fluoride (HF, HF, HF, or HF, depending on the temperature): it reacts with silicates and is therefore used in etching glass
Origin: hydro- plush fluor(ine) plush - IC
hydrofluoric acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A colorless, fuming, corrosive, dangerously poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, HF, used to etch or polish glass, pickle certain metals, and clean masonry.
hydrofluoric acid - Science Definition
A colorless, fuming, aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride. It is corrosive and is used to etch or polish glass, to clean certain metals before plating, and to clean masonry. It is very poisonous.