fuming nitric acid


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fum·ing ni·tric ac·id

contains about 91% nitric acid; used as a caustic.
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fuming nitric acid

Concentrated nitric acid (more than 86% nitric acid) that emits toxic fumes that cause choking if inhaled.
See: fumes
See also: acid
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Among toxic industrial materials that are considered highly hazardous are ammonia, chlorine, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanine, fuming nitric acid, phosgene, and sulfur dioxide.
Then the missiles, 15 high-explosive warheads and 83 drums of inhibited red fuming nitric acid, an agent used in Scud fuel, were discovered.