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citric

[si-trik] /ˈsɪ trɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or derived from citric acid.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; citr(us) + -ic
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  • While malty and firm on the palate, with vanilla notes from the wood, it exudes huge herbal and citric hop notes in the nose.
  • Some ingredients were benign, such as citric acid and instant coffee.
  • citric acid rots you teeth so another penny for anything with citric acid in it.
  • The formula uses citric acid and an enzyme derived from papaya fruit.
  • We use citric acid, which is a much more natural flavor.
  • Then she brushes on sucrose to test my sense of sweet, citric acid to test sour, and quinine to test bitter.
British Dictionary definitions for citric

citric

/ˈsɪtrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or derived from citrus fruits or citric acid
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Word Origin and History for citric
adj.

1800, from Modern Latin citricum (in acidum citricum "citric acid," discovered by Scheele in 1784; see citrus + -ic. The classical adjective was citreus.

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