- yielding acid in chemical reaction; acidic.
- (of food) containing a large amount of acid ash after complete oxidation.
Origin of acid-forming
First recorded in 1865–70
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The fermentation which produces acid and the diffusion of acid-forming materials from the blood are alike prevented by it.
In cheese a certain amount of acid can be produced by the acid-forming bacteria.
It does not do one much good to brush the teeth if he does not remove decaying and acid-forming matter from between the teeth.Vitality Supreme
Thus, the growth of acid-forming organisms in milk becomes checked by the formation of acid from the fermentation of the sugar.
Milk that has been fermented by the desirable kinds of acid-forming bacteria is not harmful.
- (of an oxide or element) yielding an acid when dissolved in water or having an oxide that forms an acid in water; acidic
- (of foods) producing an acid residue following digestion
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