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hydrofluoric acid

Pronunciation: hi'dro-flor'ik as'id

Definition: A solution of hydrogen fluoride gas in water; a poisonous, caustic, foaming liquid that is used to clean metals and can etch glass; extremely irritating to skin and lungs.

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