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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [si-trik]
    • /ˈsɪ trɪk/
    • /ˈsɪt.rəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-trik]
    • /ˈsɪ trɪk/

Definitions of citric word

  • adjective citric of or derived from citrus fruits or citric acid 3
  • adjective citric of or from citrus fruits 3
  • adjective citric designating or of an acid, C6H8O7, obtained from such fruits, used in making flavoring extracts, dyes, citrates, etc. 3
  • adjective citric of or derived from citric acid. 1
  • noun citric Derived from or related to citrus fruit. 1
  • adjective citric relating to citrus 1

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Origin of citric

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1790-1800; citr(us) + -ic

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Parts of speech for Citric


citric popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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