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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ri-deen, -din]
    • /ˈæk rɪˌdin, -dɪn/
    • /ˈakrɪdˌiːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ri-deen, -din]
    • /ˈæk rɪˌdin, -dɪn/

Definitions of acridine word

  • noun acridine a colourless crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes. Formula: C13H9N 3
  • noun acridine a colorless, crystalline, cyclic compound, C13H9N, found in coal tar: used to make dyes, of which some are used as antiseptics 3
  • noun acridine a colorless, crystalline solid, C 13 H 9 N, usually obtained from the anthracine fraction of coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. 1
  • noun acridine A colorless solid compound obtained from coal tar, used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs. 1
  • noun acridine (Uncountable Noun) (organic chemistry) A tricyclic aromatic heterocycle, dibenzopyridine, obtained from coal tar; it is used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs. 0
  • noun acridine (Countable Noun) (organic chemistry) Any of many derivatives of this compound. 0

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Origin of acridine

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; acrid + -ine2

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Parts of speech for Acridine


acridine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acridine usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with acridine

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