- 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).
Examples from the Web for acidly
Senator Lindsey Graham acidly observed that it sounded as if the troops might be leaving before they even arrived.
Fourteen hundred lines are deemed sufficient for an acting drama, observed Mr. Kemble acidly.The Talk of the Town, Volume 2 (of 2)|James Payn
"I'll thank you not to mention his name while I'm eating," Mrs. Klein said acidly.The Mighty Dead|William Campbell Gault
"You can have both if you will permit me to carry out my plans," said Don Pablo, acidly polite.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for acidly
- of, derived from, or containing acidan acid radical
- being or having the properties of an acidsodium bicarbonate is an acid salt
Derived Formsacidly, adverbacidness, nounacidy, adjective
Word Origin for acid
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Related formsacidic adjective
Culture definitions for acidly
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.