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hydrofluoric acid

noun
1.
a colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid, HF, an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, used chiefly for etching glass.
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1815-1825
1815-25
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hydrofluoric acid

/ˌhaɪdrəʊfluːˈɒrɪk/
noun
1.
the colourless aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride: a strong acid that attacks glass
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hydrofluoric acid
  (hī'drō-flr'ĭk, -flôr'-)   
A colorless, fuming, aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride. It is corrosive and is used to etch or polish glass, to clean certain metals before plating, and to clean masonry. It is very poisonous.
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