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[bawr-ik, bohr-] /ˈbɔr ɪk, ˈboʊr-/
adjective, Chemistry
of or containing boron; boracic.
Origin of boric
1860-65; bor- + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for boric
  • boric acid is a strong neutron absorber which will help prevent the nuclear fuel from overheating.
  • The seawater was also laced with boric acid, to soak up stray neutrons that the control rods missed.
  • In the three months, inspectors have found that boric acid has eaten a hole in the thick cap that covers the reactor vessel.
  • boric acid should be reconsidered as a control for fire ants.
  • Previous research indicated boric acid was ineffective.
  • Diluted solutions of boric acid have an antiinflammatory effect and are often used as an eye tonic.
  • boric acid purchased on the world market was being used to feed the purified-grade boric-acid facility.
  • boric acid and borax are often used as insecticides that are relatively safe for humans.
  • boric acid is produced mainly from borate minerals by the reaction with sulfuric acid.
  • The presence of boric acid or its salts has been noted in seawater.
British Dictionary definitions for boric


of or containing boron Also boracic
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