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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Acid precipitation falling as rain.

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  • noun Rain which is unusually acidic (pH of less than the natural range of 5 to 6); caused mainly by atmospheric pollution with sulphur dioxide and nitrogen compounds.

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  • noun rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water

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