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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or derived from or containing a metalloid element.

Usage examples (4)
  • Preservatives, such as boric, salicylic, or benzoic acids and their salts, are sometimes added.
  • The preservatives sometimes used, namely, boric and salicylic acids and formaldehyde, can only be detected by chemical tests.
  • The presence of preservatives, salicylic and boric acids, the benzoates, etc., can only be proved by delicate chemical tests.
  • If there is much swelling of the lids, and inflammation after the accident, drop boric-acid solution into the eye four times daily. for more
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