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hydrochloric

[hahy-druh-klawr-ik, -klohr-] /ˌhaɪ drəˈklɔr ɪk, -ˈkloʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or derived from hydrochloric acid.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; hydro-2 + chloric
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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
adj.

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

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