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acid

ac·id

acid

 
 
pronunciation:
ae sihd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in chemistry, any of a group of substances that usu. dissolve in water, have a sour taste, and form salts in reaction with bases. (Cf. base.)
Vinegar contains an acid called acetic acid.Acids in the stomach begin to break down the food.
similar words:
caustic, corrosive
definition 2: a substance that tastes sour.
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
vinegar
definition 3: a scornful tone; sarcasm.
There was a great deal of acid in the speaker's remarks.
synonyms:
acerbity, causticity, mordancy, sarcasm, sting
similar words:
acrimony, asperity, astringency, venom
definition 4: (slang) LSD.
synonyms:
LSD
similar words:
hallucinogen
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in chemistry, of or pertaining to an acid; acidic.
The teacher immersed the copper wire in the acid solution.
synonyms:
acidic, caustic, corrosive, mordant
antonyms:
alkaline
definition 2: sour in taste.
The acid taste of the salad dressing was too much for me.
synonyms:
acerbic, pungent, sour, tart, vinegary
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
acerbate, acidic, acidulous, astringent, harsh, sharp
definition 3: scornful; sarcastic.
The debaters threw acid remarks at each other.
synonyms:
acerbic, acidulous, acrid, astringent, biting, mordant, sarcastic, scornful, sharp, vinegary, vitriolic
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
caustic, ironic, pungent, sardonic, scathing, tart
derivations: acidly (adv.), acidness (n.)
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