preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach.
an antacid agent.
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How to use antacid in a sentence
Many people, in these situations, turn to Tums and other similar antacids to relieve their symptoms.
The antacid needs further study in randomized clinical trials, he said.A popular heartburn medicine doesn’t work as a COVID-19 antiviral | Tina Hesman Saey | July 27, 2020 | Science News
Based on those findings, Northwell Health in the New York City area began a clinical trial to test the antacid against the coronavirus in people.A popular heartburn medicine doesn’t work as a COVID-19 antiviral | Tina Hesman Saey | July 27, 2020 | Science News
I took a quick swallow of milk of magnesia, an excellent antacid, and went in.The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
It is exceedingly light and porous in structure, and at one time was used largely as an antacid as well as a dentifrice.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
Soot tea; Infusum fuliginis ligni, L. antacid and stimulant.
With this end in view an antacid should be administered to decrease the acidity of the gastric juice.
Being an antacid, it is very usefully employed when cattle are hoven or blown.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor | George Dadd
British Dictionary definitions for antacid
a substance used to neutralize acidity, esp in the stomach
having the properties of this substance: antacid tablets
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