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acidity

[uh-sid-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of being acid.
  2. sourness; tartness.
  3. excessive acid quality, as of the gastric juice.
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Origin of acidity

From the Late Latin word aciditās, dating back to 1610–20. See acid, -ity
Related formsnon·a·cid·i·ty, nouno·ver·a·cid·i·ty, nounpre·a·cid·i·ty, nounsu·per·a·cid·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for acidity

tartness, acerbity, pungency, sourness, causticity

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British Dictionary definitions for acidity

acidity

noun plural -ties
  1. the quality or state of being acid
  2. the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
  3. another name for hyperacidity
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Word Origin and History for acidity

n.

1610s, from French acidité (26c.) or directly from Latin aciditatem (nominative aciditas), noun of quality from Latin acidus (see acid (adj.)).

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acidity in Medicine

acidity

(ə-sĭdĭ-tē)
n.
  1. The state, quality, or degree of being acid.
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