antacid

[ant-as-id]

adjective

preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach.

noun

an antacid agent.

Origin of antacid

First recorded in 1725–35; ant- + acid
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British Dictionary definitions for antacid

antacid

noun

a substance used to neutralize acidity, esp in the stomach

adjective

having the properties of this substanceantacid tablets
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Word Origin and History for antacid

1732, adjective and noun, medical hybrid from anti- + acid.

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Medicine definitions for antacid

antacid

[ănt-ăsĭd]

adj.

Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach.

n.

A substance, such as sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.
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