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acidic

[ uh-sid-ik ]

adjective

  1. Geology. acid ( def 8 ).
  2. containing acid-bearing pollutants:

    Acidic runoff is poisoning the nation's rivers.



acidic

/ əˈsɪdɪk /

adjective

  1. See acid
    another word for acid
  2. (of an oxide) yielding an acid in aqueous solution


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Other Words From

  • nona·cidic adjective
  • semi·a·cidic adjective
  • una·cidic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acidic1

First recorded in 1875–80; acid + -ic

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Example Sentences

If you’re into more fruit-forward coffees that aren’t too acidic, the Intelligentsia House Blend is a great choice.

Boiling, acidic water burned his leg so badly that it had to be amputated.

To simulate the sometimes-wet, sometimes-dry burbling of the primordial Earth, Damer squirted acidic hot spring water into the vials, let them dry out and then repeated the wet-dry cycle several more times.

Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even the hardiest of micro-organisms, and its thick, sulfurous, and acidic atmosphere has kept the surface almost completely free from visiting spacecraft.

In other words, it tells us how basic or acidic the solution is.

Champagne, which is also acidic, offers a nice complement to anything from tuna tartare to beef bourguignon.

How can a chilled, acidic, and bubbly liquid make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Despite whatever acidic rhetoric Latino leaders are dishing out toward Obama today, I would expect that will change this fall.

But the proposition had eventually broken apart in the churning, acidic stomach of Washington politics.

The Miraculin binds to the sweet receptor in your mouth and makes sour, or acidic foods taste incredibly sweet.

When a fragmental rock is composed chiefly of rocks belonging to the acidic group, we say it is felspathic.

They probably are mainly volatile organic acids, together with other acidic-natured products of roasting.

The two classes are alike in chemical composition and may be divided into acidic and basic groups.

Granite is an acidic rock corresponding to rhyolite in chemical composition.

The fruit is fleshy and acidic and consumed fresh or pickled: Averrhoa carambola.

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