Definition of boracic in English:


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Pronunciation: /bəˈrasɪk


  • 1Consisting of or containing boric acid, especially as an antiseptic: I tipped some boracic crystals into a box
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    • By then several boracic fluxes had been developed for assaying metal ores.
    • For this reason Jackie always adds boracic acid or borax to the spice and glue mix.
    • Only the powder is effective since the boracic acid works when it is picked up by the sticky pads on the bottom of the feet of the cockroach.
  • 2British informal Having no money.
    [from boracic lint, rhyming slang for 'skint']
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    • So, if they don't like banks, why not set up a system which allows freeformers with spare cash to lend it to the ones who are feeling a bit boracic?
    • I can't afford to pay for a taxi to St Pancras--it'll be a good 20 if not 40 quid and I am boracic.
    • But I'm stuck and I'm boracic--Nan gave me £50 to get my own prezzie, but that's going straight into my bank to reduce the mad overdraft.


late 18th century: from medieval Latin borax, borac- (see borax) + -ic.

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