Definition of cupric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞oprik/


Of copper with a valence of two; of copper(II). Compare with cuprous.
Example sentences
  • The oxidizing fluxes usually include cupric oxide or manganese dioxide, which decompose at copper alloy melting temperatures to generate the oxygen required.
  • Briefly, the washed hair was digested in an alkaline solution, complexed by cysteine, urea, and cupric ion, then acidified with sulfuric acid.
  • These reactions depend on the ability of the reducing sugar to convert cupric sulfate to cuprous oxide with a resulting color change.


Late 18th century: from late Latin cuprum 'copper' + -ic.

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Syllabification: cu·pric

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