muriatic acid

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mu·ri·at·ic acid

[Latin muriāticus, pickled, from muria, pickle brine.]

muriatic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a former name for hydrochloric acid
[C17: from Latin muriāticus pickled, from muria brine]

hy′dro•chlo′ric ac′id

(ˌhaɪ drəˈklɔr ɪk, -ˈkloʊr-)
a colorless corrosive fuming liquid, HCl, used in petrochemical and industrial processes.
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Noun1.muriatic acid - a former name for hydrochloric acid
chlorohydric acid, hydrochloric acid - an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride; a strongly corrosive acid
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Another very successful stain remover is muriatic acid, but it must be used with great caution as it is very caustic.
A husband who had hit his wife with a hammer after a heated argument died after hours after drinking muriatic acid in Anda town in Bohol early Tuesday morning.
muriatic acid, suitable for the ph control in public swimming pools.
Environmental staff members determined that a chemical controller malfunction had allowed sodium hypochlorite and muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) solutions to be injected into the main pool recirculation line while the recirculation pump was off; when the main recirculation pump was restarted, toxic chlorine gas (generated by the reaction of concentrated sodium hypochlorite and muriatic acid) was released into the pool.
Boasting zero fume emission, Fila products are an eco-friendly alternative to products manufactured using muriatic acid.
It manufactured everything from chlorine ammonia, calcium chloride and muriatic acid to sodium hydroxide and bleach for everything from paper making to ship building.
A sheriff's office investigator was called and found what appeared to be bleach, muriatic acid, blood and possible body fluids, he said.
Naugatuck expanded its product lines to include nitric acid, muriatic acid, hydrofluoric acid, acetic acid, nitrobenzene, aniline and antimony sulphides.
If you still have discoloration on the concrete, use a muriatic acid
Some of the products to keep on hand for cleaning include naphtha soap, sugar of lead, benzene, gasoline, ether, chloroform, oxalic acid, tartaric acid, muriatic acid, spirits of turpentine, sulfuric ether, and flowers of sulfur.
Enriquez says her family refuses to believe her sister committed suicide by drinking muriatic acid, as claimed by her captors.
The initial investment for this project--about $50--gets you the plywood, a bag of mortar, pigment and muriatic acid.