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muriatic acid

(not in scientific use) hydrochloric acid.
Origin of muriatic acid
1780-90 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for muriatic acid
  • muriatic acid and caustic soda are used for pH neutralization.
  • Hydrochloric acid which you can find in a hardware store as muriatic acid would also work.
  • Diffusers can be cleaned by pouring muriatic acid into the airlines and turning on the compressor.
British Dictionary definitions for muriatic acid

muriatic acid

a former name for hydrochloric acid
Word Origin
C17: from Latin muriāticus pickled, from muria brine
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muriatic acid in Science
muriatic acid
See hydrochloric acid.
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