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Meaning of "aqua fortis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AQUA FORTIS

From Latin, literally: strong water.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AQUA FORTIS

aqua fortis  [ˈfɔːtɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AQUA FORTIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aqua fortis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AQUA FORTIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Aqua fortis

In alchemy, aqua fortis is nitric acid. Being highly corrosive, the solution was used in alchemy for dissolving silver and most other metals with the notable exception of gold, which can only be dissolved using aqua regia or "regal water". Aqua fortis was prepared by mixing either sand, alum, or vitriol, or the last two together, with saltpeter, then distilling it by a hot fire. The gas collected from this condenses into aqua fortis. It was first described by alchemist Pseudo-Geber. Aqua fortis was useful to refiners for parting or separating silver from gold and copper; to the workers in mosaic for staining and coloring their woods; to other artists for coloring of bone and ivory, which is done by tinging the items with copper or verdigris, then soaking in aqua fortis. Some also turn it into aqua regia, by dissolving in a quarter of its weight of sal ammoniac, and then use this to stain ivory and bone, of a fine purple color. Book binders also put it on leather, making fine marble covers for books. Diamond cutters used it to separate diamonds from metalline powders. It was also used in etching copper or brass plates.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AQUA FORTIS


cutis
ˈkjuːtɪs
diabetes
ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs
fortis
ˈfɔːtɪs
mortice
ˈmɔːtɪs
mortise
ˈmɔːtɪs
prediabetes
ˌpriːdaɪəˈbiːtɪs
subcutis
sʌbˈkjuːtɪs
syrtis
ˈsɜːtɪs
Thetis
ˈθiːtɪs
Toutatis
ˈtuːtɑːtɪs
unmortise
ʌnˈmɔːtɪs
utis
ˈjuːtɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AQUA FORTIS

aqua
aqua regia
aqua vitae
aquabatic
aquaboard
aquacade
aquaceutical
aquacultural
aquaculture
aquaculturist
aquadrome
aquae
Aquae Mattiacorum
Aquae Sulis
aquaerobics
aquafarm
aquafarming
aquafer
aquafitness
aquafortist

WORDS THAT END LIKE AQUA FORTIS

arthritis
Atlantis
brickor mortis
bronchitis
clematis
colitis
dermatitis
gastritis
hepatitis
in loco parentis
lymphangitis
mantis
meningitis
osteoarthritis
osteomyelitis
otitis
rheumatoid arthritis
rigor mortis
sinusitis
testis

Synonyms and antonyms of aqua fortis in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «aqua fortis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AQUA FORTIS

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The translations of aqua fortis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aqua fortis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

王水
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aqua fortis
570 millions of speakers

English

aqua fortis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक्वा फोर्टिस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ماء قوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аква Fortis
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Aqua fortis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জল সম্পদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´eau-forte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aqua fortis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aqua fortis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アクアフォルティス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아쿠아 포르
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aqua fortis
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thủy fortis
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அக்வா ஃபோர்டிஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक्वा फोर्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Su fortileri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aqua fortis
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Aqua Fortis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аква Fortis
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aqua Fortis
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

aqua fortis
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aqua fortis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aqua fortis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aqua fortis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aqua fortis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AQUA FORTIS»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AQUA FORTIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aqua fortis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AQUA FORTIS»

Discover the use of aqua fortis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aqua fortis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pharmacopoeia universalis: or, A new universal English ...
Single Aqua Fortis. Take two Parts of Vitriol calcined till it becomes white, and one Part of powdered Nitre ; mix them weil together, and put them into an earthen Retort, whereof they may fill two thirds ; then fitting a very large Receiver thereto,  ...
Robert James, 1747
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The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
Continue this for some hours, and letting the vessels cool, pour the liquor, now emitting reddish fumes, out of the recipient into a glass vessel, having a glass stopple : this liquor thus prepared is your aqua-fortis. For security's fake, you must  ...
Temple H. Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clarke, 1766
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The Life and Opinions of John Buncle, Esquire
Having mentioned aqua regia and aqua fortis, I must, to be intelligible, say two or three words in relation to them. Aqua regia is an extract by fire from sea-salt and spirit of nitre. The acid liquor that comes over from them into the receiver, ...
Thomas Amory, 1904
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The Golden Chain of Homer: Aurea Catena Homeri
Many have made such Raelieal~Menstraa, and one can also buy them everywhere, but it all depends on their correct application. In general, a Menstmam is described - which they call by the common name aqua fortis or aqua regis - which is ...
Hamilton, Hamilton and Wheeler, Editors, Wheeler, 2012
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The artist & tradesman's guide: embracing some leading facts ...
r Aqua-Fortis for engraving. Take verdigris, alum, rom. vitriol, and common salt, each, three ounces, pounded finely; put a little more than a quart of water into a new pipkin, and the articles mentioned; infuse two hours, then place them over a  ...
John Shepard, 1827
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A General Dictionary of Commerce, Trade, and Manufactures: ...
There are many other needless and noxious ingredients used by some in making of aqua fortis : as blood-?tones, unslaked lime, &c. all which should be avoided, as they make a much worse, as well as a more expensive aqua fortis.
Thomas Mortimer, 1810
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Elements of the art of assaying metals
pour drop by drop into the rest of the Aqua Fortis that is to be purified : This will become milky as before ; they continue to instil the Aqua Fortis, till the dropping in of the smallest Drop doth not at all disturb it or render it milky : Then they let it rest  ...
Johann Andreas Cramer, Cromwell Mortimer, 1741
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Crane Valve World
282 Aucusr, I922 Did “Aqua Fortis” Do It? In a round about way we are taken to task by a chemist of the Aurora Metal Co., Aurora, 11]., for allowing ourselves to say on page 206 of our issue for June that Schwanhard discovered the process of ...
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Mineralogia Cornubiensis: A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and ...
Proof Aqua Fortis. Take any quantity of good aqua fortis, which will dissolve Silver ; drop into it a few drops of a saturated solution of Silver : if there appears to be any precipitate or cloud of a white colour, as there will if the aqua fortis has spirit ...
William Pryce, 1778
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Mineralogia Cornubiensis; a Treatise on Minerals, Mines and ...
Proof Aqua Fortis. Take any quantity of good aqua sortis, which will dissolve Silver ; drop into it a few drops of a saturated solution of Silver : if there appears to be any precipitate or cloud of a white colour, as there will if the aqua fortis has spirit ...
William Pryce, 1778

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AQUA FORTIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aqua fortis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nitric Acid Market - Global Size, Share, Industry Segments, Trends …
New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/23/2015 -- Nitric acid, also known as spirit of niter or aqua fortis, is a corrosive mineral acid. Nitric acid in pure form is ... «Digital Journal, Jun 15»
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George Morrison's Historic Firearms
Finally, he treats the wood with aqua fortis, a solution of nitric acid with metal filings, that “sucks most of the color out of the wood,” as he says. The wood, now ... «New Hampshire Magazine, May 15»
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'Weekend warrior' PH Dragon Boat team looks to conquer Korea anew
They're the Solid Aqua Fortis Batch 1 Dragon Boat team, more commonly known as SAG-1 (pronounced sagwan). This 33-person team ... «Rappler, Oct 14»
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The Mother of Political Satire, or Why Did Yankee Doodle Call His …
... and relations, of whom the Darlys promised prints 'as fast as their Needles will move, and Aqua fortis Bite' (Public Advertiser, 28 Sept 1762). «Booktryst, Jan 13»
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Phl paddlers make waves in Kaohsiung
The team is made up of senior paddlers from the Aqua Fortis Dragonboat club crew under the supervision of the Philippine Canoe and Kayak ... «Philippine Star, Jul 12»
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Dragon boat record broken in National Games
... Rapids third with 2:09.42); and Laguna Rapids (52.92) in the 200-meters mixed (PYROS second with 53.94 and Aqua Fortis third with 55.06). «ABS CBN News, Jun 12»
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Dragon boat, canoe-kayak competitors reach 700
... Philippine Navy, Boracay Bombshell, University of the Philippines, Manila Paddlers, 1925 Team, Spitfire Dragons, PDRT, Aqua Fortis, Pyros, ... «GMA News, May 12»
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Incredible videos recreate Isaac Newton's experiments with alchemy
In Newton's words (from the 1730 fourth edition of the Opticks), "And so when a Solution of Iron in Aqua fortis dissolves the Lapis Calaminaris, ... «io9, May 12»
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Mark Twain tells a Christmas story
He browsed around the cupboard after essence of peppermint, and didn't make a mistake and drink aqua fortis. He stole his father's gun and ... «Akron Beacon Journal, Dec 11»
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IU team reveals secret life of Isaac Newton on new website
... "aqua fortis" (mostly nitric acid), and "spirit of salt" (hydrochloric acid). These experiments, carried out with the cooperation of the Department ... «Indiana University, Jun 10»

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