silicic [suh-lis-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. containing silicon.
  2. of or relating to silica or acids derived from it.

Origin of silicic First recorded in 1810–20; silic(a) + -ic Examples from the Web for silicic Historical Examples of silicic

  • This well-known substance is essentially a mixture of silicates with an excess of silica or silicic acid.

    Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I

    Arnold Cooley

  • The minerals augite and hornblende are double salts of silicic acid, magnesium, and calcium with some ferrous oxide.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Silicic chloride is a very voluble and strongly fuming gas, transparent and colourless, with an irritating and pungent smell.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Silicic acid is not only indispensible to the growth of hair, but it forms a direct connection between blood and nerve tissues.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • This method is particularly effective in the preparation of silicic acid.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3


  • British Dictionary definitions for silicic silicic adjective

    1. of, concerned with, or containing silicon or an acid obtained from silicon

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