aqua fortis

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Etymology[edit]

Latin aqua (water) + fortis (strong)

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aqua fortis (uncountable) (abbreviated A.F.)

  1. (inorganic chemistry, historical) Nitric acid.
  2. (alchemy) A corrosive liquor made of saltpeter, serving as a solvent for dissolving silver and all other metals except gold.

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