- any substance or mixture of compounds that, added to a solution, is capable of neutralizing both acids and bases without appreciably changing the original acidity or alkalinity of the solution.
- Also called buffer solution.a solution containing such a substance.
verb (used with object)
- buffalo wing,
- buffel grass,
- buffer state,
- buffer stock,
- buffer value,
- buffer zone,
Origin of buffer1
Examples from the Web for buffered
Buffered and enteric-coated aspirin do not eliminate the risk of developing an ulcer.
He told me, "There is a theme in the literature about disinhibition, a buffered sense of reality."
By such behavioral thermoregulation extremes of weather are neutralized, or at least buffered to some degree.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
Endowments qualify many universities as large businesses that are buffered from the reality of economics.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The development of high-speed, buffered, time-of-flight front ends has been a continuing interest at Columbia.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.
- an ionic compound, usually a salt of a weak acid or base, added to a solution to resist changes in its acidity or alkalinity and thus stabilize its pH
- Also called: buffer solutiona solution containing such a compound