from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or containing manganese, especially with valence 3 or 6.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing manganese: in chemistry, specifically applied to compounds in which each manganese atom is regarded as quadrivalent. Also manganesic.
  • Relating to the form of civilization in which machinery is used: opposed to naturistic, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of, pertaining to resembling, or containing, manganese; specif., designating compounds in which manganese has a higher valence as contrasted with manganous compounds. Cf. manganous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Containing manganese in its higher oxidation states.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word manganic.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.