of or containing silver and having a valence greater than the corresponding compound.
Historical Examples

The argentic plate is always ready-at-hand, and the working of it is simplicity itself.
Photography in the Studio and in the Field Edward M. Estabrooke

These solutions fail to give a precipitate with argentic nitrate.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

(chem) of or containing silver in the divalent or trivalent state


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