Nitric-acid meaning

A colorless to yellowish, fuming corrosive liquid, HNO3 , a highly reactive oxidizing agent used in the production of fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels and in a wide variety of industrial metallurgical processes.
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A colorless, fuming acid, HNO3, that is highly corrosive: prepared by the action of sulfuric acid on nitrates and by the oxidation of ammonia.
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A clear, colorless to yellow liquid that is very corrosive and can dissolve most metals. It is used to make fertilizers, explosives, dyes, and rocket fuels. Chemical formula: HNO3.
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(inorganic chemistry) A transparent, colourless to pale yellow, fuming corrosive liquid, HNO3; a highly reactive oxidizing agent used in the production of fertilizers, explosives, and rocket fuels and in a wide variety of industrial processes; once called aqua fortis.
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