boric acid


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boric acid any of various acids containing boron and oxygen
    • n boric acid a white or colorless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boric acid a white crystalline substance B(OH)3, easily obtained from its salts, and occurring in solution in the hot lagoons of Tuscany.
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In literature:

Equal parts of boric acid and exsiccated alum serve very well in such cases.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
The most popular and widely used preservatives of meats are borax and boric acid.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
Boric acid is obtained chiefly from Italy.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
This special bath should be with a solution of boric acid (one teaspoonful to one pint of water).
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
I washed some in boric acid, others in formaldehyde, and that hardened them.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Two ounces of powdered boric acid.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
It is formed as a glassy mass by heating boric acid to a high temperature.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
How may meat be tested for boric acid?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
These should be carefully cleansed, dusted with boric acid, and covered with a layer of wadding bandage.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
To bathe the eyes use fresh pieces of absorbent cotton dipped in boric acid solution.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts