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[hahy-druh-klawr-ik, -klohr-] /ˌhaɪ drəˈklɔr ɪk, -ˈkloʊr-/
of or derived from hydrochloric acid.
Origin of hydrochloric
1810-20; hydro-2 + chloric Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With the filed pennies in a plastic cup, the next task is to pour a few ounces of hydrochloric acid over them.
  • It secretes hydrochloric acid and many digestive enzymes.
  • It is not that hydrochloric acid is actually toxic: it is one of those frank enemies that come at you shouting from a distance.
  • Note to self: the next time you need to carry a container filled with hydrochloric acid to work, take a cab.
  • In fact, one of them is the same hydrochloric acid that goes to work on the food in your stomach.
  • In fact, compared with hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid, it is actually weak.
  • They dissolved part of the weapon in hydrochloric acid and studied it under an electron microscope.
  • If you add some hydrochloric acid this will add more hydrogen ions.
  • Then solutions of hydrochloric acid and saline are administered separately into the esophagus.
  • In this synthesis route, one mole of hydrochloric acid is produced for every mole of vinyl chloride.
Word Origin and History for hydrochloric

1817, in hydrochloric acid (proposed 1814 by Gay-Lussac); see hydro- + chloric (see chlorine).

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