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Acid meaning

acid - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  2. 2. any of various water- soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  3. 3. containing acid; " an acid taste"
  4. 4. Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour- tempered.
  5. 5. A sour substance.
  6. 6. One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids.
  7. 7. A sour substance; that which unites with a base to form a salt.

acid - examples of usage

  1. For a mass like a large goose egg one- half ounce of the acid may be rubbed in for three minutes. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Power had come to him from the waiting days, and this hour was the acid test. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. On the other hand, you can make acid blood by eating a lot of sugar! - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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