Definition of boric in English:

boric

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of boron:

    ‘boric oxide’
    • ‘So boric acids, or boric salts, are products which traditionally used to protect buildings that perhaps have already suffered from some rot or decay.’
    • ‘Liberal sprinklings of boric powder help too!’
    • ‘Glass-forming substances are usually silica, boric oxide, phosphorous pentoxide, or feldspars.’
    • ‘We only ever did boric treatment, which is boron treatment for insects.’
    • ‘To prevent the anti-sap stain, we used to put wood through the boric bath.’
    • ‘I've decided camping above ground level is a far more reliable option than the usual deterrents of boric powder and kerosene.’
    • ‘In order to effect this reduction, much of the sodium oxide added as a flux is replaced by boric oxide and some of the lime by alumina.’
    • ‘We offer all of our mattresses in non-boric versions.’
    • ‘Boric oxide acts as a glass former and as a flux.’
    • ‘A mild acid (usually citric, but sometimes acetic, boric, lactic or tartaric) is often added to amidol formulae to prevent oxidation, which can cause staining of the print.’
    • ‘The boric ester compound is reduced in water content and impurity content, has a high ionic conductivity, and is useful as a material for highly safe electrochemical devices such as secondary batteries and capacitors.’

Pronunciation:

boric

/ˈbɔːrɪk/