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Definition of "ferrous" []

  • Of or containing iron, especially with valence 2 or a valence lower than in a corresponding ferric compound. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferrous" in a sentence
  • "Hydrochloric acid, for example, with chalybite (ferrous carbonate) will give a solution of _ferrous_ chloride; with hæmatite (ferric oxide) it will yield _ferric_ chloride; and with magnetite (ferrous and ferric oxides) a mixture of ferrous and ferric chlorides."
  • "We are lowering our 2010 EPS outlook to $1.25 from $1.35 to account for more subdued spread expectations in carbon steel products, partially offset by an improved profit outlook for Metals Recycling given rising near-term ferrous scrap demand/pricing."
  • "They are lowering our 2010 EPS outlook to $1.25 from $1.35 to account for more subdued spread expectations in carbon steel products, partially offset by an improved profit outlook for Metals Recycling given rising near-term ferrous scrap demand/pricing."