- Latin for nitric acid. In etching, the mordant or solution used to etch the plate, diluted for use with one to five parts water.
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Aqua fortis — Aqua fortis, or strong water, in alchemy, is a corrosive solution of nitric acid made from saltpeter. It was used in alchemy as a solvent for dissolving silver and most other metals with notable exceptions of gold and platinum that can be… … Wikipedia
aqua fortis — (n.) old name for concentrated nitric acid, c.1600, Latin, lit. strong water; see AQUA (Cf. aqua ) + FORT (Cf. fort). So called for its power of dissolving metals (copper, silver) unaffected by other agents … Etymology dictionary
Aqua fortis — A qua for tis [L., strong water.] (Chem.) Nitric acid. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
AQUA Fortis — vide infra Chrysulca … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
aqua fortis — [fôr′tis] n. [L, strong water] NITRIC ACID … English World dictionary
aqua fortis — noun Etymology: New Latin aqua fortis, literally, strong water Date: 15th century nitric acid … New Collegiate Dictionary
Aqua fortis — Aqua for|tis das; <zu lat. fortis »stark, kräftig«> Bez. für die zum Ätzen der Druckplatten verwendete Säure … Das große Fremdwörterbuch
aqua fortis — Chem. See nitric acid. [1595 1605; < L: lit., strong water] * * * … Universalium
aqua fortis — noun A corrosive liquor made of saltpeter, serving as a solvent for dissolving silver and all other metals except gold … Wiktionary
aqua fortis — n. nitric acid, oxidizing chemical compound that also contains nitrogen … English contemporary dictionary