acidity

[ uh-sid-i-tee ]
/ əˈsɪd ɪ ti /

noun

the quality or state of being acid.
sourness; tartness.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM acidity

non·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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British Dictionary definitions for acidity

acidity
/ (əˈsɪdɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or state of being acid
the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
another name for hyperacidity
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Medical definitions for acidity

acidity
[ ə-sĭdĭ-tē ]

n.

The state, quality, or degree of being acid.
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