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antacid

[ant-as-id]
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adjective
  1. preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach.
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noun
  1. an antacid agent.
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Origin of antacid

First recorded in 1725–35; ant- + acid
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Related Words for antacid

soluble, salty, salt, antacid, acrid, alkali, bitter, caustic, alkalescent

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British Dictionary definitions for antacid

antacid

noun
  1. a substance used to neutralize acidity, esp in the stomach
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adjective
  1. 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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antacid in Medicine

antacid

(ănt-ăsĭd)
adj.
  1. Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach.
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n.
  1. A substance, such as sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.
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