1. slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit.
  2. (of a person or a person's speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp.

Origin of subacid

First recorded in 1660–70; sub- + acid
Related formssub·a·cid·i·ty [suhb-uh-sid-i-tee] /ˌsʌb əˈsɪd ɪ ti/, sub·ac·id·ness, nounsub·ac·id·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (esp of some fruits) moderately acid or sour
Derived Formssubacidity (ˌsʌbəˈsɪdɪtɪ) or subacidness, nounsubacidly, adverb
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