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Definition of "stearic" []

  • Of, relating to, or similar to stearin or fat. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to stearic acid. (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 "stearic" in a sentence
  • "When the wax has reached its melting point according to the candlemaking thermometer, lower the heat and add a hardening agent such as stearic adic (if desired)."
  • "The science has long shown that stearic acid -- the predominant saturated fatty acid in, for instance, dark chocolate -- is innocuous."
  • "I like the stearic acid carve out, but in the summary at least, there is no mention of where it is found, or how to take the general guidance -- 'avoid saturated fat but not stearic acid'-- and turn it into food choices!"