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hy·dro·fluor·ic acid(hī′drō-flo͝or′ĭk, -flôr′-)
A colorless, fuming, corrosive, dangerously poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, HF, used to etch or polish glass, pickle certain metals, and clean masonry.
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(Chemistry) the colourless aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride: a strong acid that attacks glass
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hy′dro•fluor′ic ac′id(ˌhaɪ drəˈflʊər ɪk, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈflɒr-)
a colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid, HF, an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, used chiefly for etching glass.
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|Noun||1.||hydrofluoric acid - a weak poisonous liquid acid; formed by solution of hydrogen fluoride in water|
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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