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litmus paper

a strip of paper impregnated with litmus, used as a chemical indicator.
Origin of litmus paper
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for litmus paper
  • litmus paper will turn color if there is acid in the water and it will stay the same if there is not.
  • Add the diluted sodium hydroxide slowly to the dilute acid until the endpoint is reached using litmus paper.
  • litmus paper, another natural pH indicator, also turns red in acids and blue in bases.
  • The merest trace of acid will turn blue litmus paper pink.
  • Magnum's output will be observed closely and considered by many as a litmus paper for the industry's integrity.
  • She has dipped her pen in venom and written a comedy that would turn a litmus paper pink.
  • Reality is not a quality you can test with litmus paper.
  • The surface shall be tested with litmus paper following this process.
  • Use litmus paper to test green liquid for acidic pH in order provide supportive information for this scenario.
  • There is no litmus paper test for determining when the probative value of the evidence outweighs its potential for prejudice.
litmus paper in Medicine

litmus paper n.
An unsized white paper impregnated with litmus and used as a pH or acid-base indicator.

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