nitric definition by Webster's New World
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- of or containing nitrogen
- designating or of compounds in which nitrogen has a higher valence than in the corresponding nitrous compounds
Origin: French nitrique: see niter and amp; -ic
nitric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state higher than that in a comparable nitrous compound.
nitric - Science Definition
Containing nitrogen, especially nitrogen with a valence of 5. Compare nitrous.