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An act or the process of immersing or washing something (in early medical use occasionally a person) in a container of acid or an acidic solution, typically as part of a manufacturing process; (also) the container or liquid used for this purpose; also figurative and in figurative context.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Blair (1766–1822), surgeon.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.