Definition of platinic in English:


Line breaks: pla|tin¦ic
Pronunciation: /pləˈtɪnɪk


  • Of or containing platinum, especially in its tetravalent state.
    More example sentences
    • For the crystal tests, platinic chloride was used.
    • As platinic metals have a high tendency to form complexes, the complex-forming sorbents are particularly useful.


mid 19th century: from platinum, on the pattern of words such as ferric.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea