cuprous cuprous


  • (adj) of or containing divalent copper


  1. While cooking up some cuprous chloride on his wife's stove, Adams accidentally dropped cigarette ashes into the brewand vastly improved it.
  2. At a chemistry symposium in Rochester, during the winter of 1925, Father Nieuwland read a paper on the formation of divinyl acetylene from acetylene and cuprous ammonium chloride.
  3. But somehow their lives, loves and labors leave the cuprous taste of pennies in their mouths; the middle-income bracket is their social vise.
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