- belonging or pertaining to acids or the anhydrides of acids.
- having only a part of the hydrogen of an acid replaced by a metal or its equivalent: an acid phosphate.
- having a pH value of less than 7.Compare alkaline(def 4).
- acid anhydride,
- acid cell,
- acid deposition,
- acid drop,
- acid dust
Origin of acid
Examples from the Web for acid
I write the lyrics and work with Murv Douglas from Lords of Acid.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recent spate of acid attacks on women is only the latest manifestation of this dangerous trend.
Your acid experiences also seem to dovetail with expanding your musical consciousness.
There was no acid in the bucket, just water mixed with some cleansers, which gave the sensation of burning.
Twice in our conversations, which spanned two days this past week, the actors started joking about tripping on acid.How Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Pulled Off Their Most Dramatic Roles Yet|Kevin Fallon|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Persian walnut, I believe, when on its own roots, is more or less allergic to acid soil.
When all the acid has been added, the liquid is allowed to cool.
The atmosphere, charged with acid gases, which surrounded this primitive rock must have been of immense density.The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science|John William Dawson
Failure to do this will finally result in an increased proportion of acid in one cell and a deficiency of acid in others.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
No other acid, or metallic solution, but the above, has been found to answer the desired purpose of the hatmaker.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
- of, derived from, or containing acidan acid radical
- being or having the properties of an acidsodium bicarbonate is an acid salt
Word Origin for acid
1620s, "of the taste of vinegar," from French acide (16c.) or directly from Latin acidus "sour, sharp," adjective of state from acere "to be sour," from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (see acrid). Figurative use from 1775; applied to intense colors from 1916. Acid test is American English, 1892, from the frontier days, when gold was distinguished from similar metals by application of nitric acid. Acid rain is first recorded 1859 in reference to England.
When I was on acid I would see things that looked like beams of light, and I would hear things that sounded an awful lot like car horns. [Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005, U.S. stand-up comic]
Acid rock (type played by or listen to by people using LSD) is also from 1966; acid house dance music style is 1988, probably from acid in the hallucinogenic sense + house "dance club DJ music style."
A sour-tasting material (usually in a solution) that dissolves metals and other materials. Technically, a material that produces positive ions in solution. An acid is the opposite of a base and has a pH of 0 to 7. A given amount of an acid added to the same amount of a base neutralizes the base, producing water and a salt. Common vinegar, for example, is a weak solution of acetic acid.