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acidic

a·cid·ic

acidic

pronunciation:
sI dihk
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: like acid in taste, smell, pungency, or the like; acid.
I find that salad dressing too acidic for my taste.Which is more acidic: red wine or white wine?
similar words:
acid, mordant, sour, tart
definition 2: tending to form acid.
definition 3: containing a high proportion of acid-forming silica, as rocks or soil.
Word Parts
The word acidic contains the following parts:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.