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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fer-ik]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪk/
    • /ˈferɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ik]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪk/

Definitions of ferric word

  • adjective ferric of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state. 1
  • noun ferric Of or relating to iron. 1
  • adjective ferric containing iron 1
  • adjective ferric of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound 0
  • adjective ferric of, containing, or derived from iron 0
  • adjective ferric designating or of trivalent iron, or compounds containing such iron 0

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Origin of ferric

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
1790-1800; < Latin ferr(um) iron + -ic

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Parts of speech for Ferric


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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for ferric

adj ferric

  • rigid — stiff or unyielding; not pliant or flexible; hard: a rigid strip of metal.
  • steel — any of various modified forms of iron, artificially produced, having a carbon content less than that of pig iron and more than that of wrought iron, and having qualities of hardness, elasticity, and strength varying according to composition and heat treatment: generally categorized as having a high, medium, or low-carbon content.
  • firm — not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.
  • immovable — incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary.
  • unbending — not bending or curving; inflexible; rigid.

adjective ferric

  • hard — not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable.

Antonyms for ferric

adj ferric

  • supple — bending readily without breaking or becoming deformed; pliant; flexible: a supple bough.
  • flexible — capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent: a flexible ruler.
  • loose — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.
  • soft — yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow.
  • yielding — inclined to give in; submissive; compliant: a timid, yielding man.

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