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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Nitric \Ni"tric\, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.)
     Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically,
     designating any one of those compounds in which, as
     contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher
     valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Nitric acid}, a colorless or yellowish liquid obtained by
        distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully
        corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a
        strong oxidizer.
     {Nitric anhydride}, a white crystalline oxide of nitrogen
        ({N2O5}), called {nitric pentoxide}, and regarded as the
        anhydride of nitric acid.
     {Nitric oxide}, a colorless poisous gas ({NO}) obtained by
        treating nitric acid with copper. On contact with the air
        or with oxygen, it becomes reddish brown from the
        formation of nitrogen dioxide ({NO2}, also called nitric
        dioxide or nitric peroxide).
        [1913 Webster]

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