from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Acid. synonym: sour.
- adjective Tending to form an acid.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Acid: in chem., applied to the acid element, as silicon, in certain salts: opposed to basic.
- Containing a large amount of the acid element: as, the acidic feldspars, which contain 60 per cent. or more of silica.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Min.) Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to
- adjective of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid, .
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective chemistry Having a
pHless than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paperred.
- adjective mineralogy Containing a high percentage of
silica; -- opposed to basic.
- adjective Of or relating to
acid; having the character of an acid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
- adjective being sour to the taste
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The sauce is awesome, slightly acidic from the tomatoes, not too sweet, while the cheese is perfectly melted and very high quality-no rubbery mozzarella here.
Besides, Proof coins are often dipped in acidic solutions to unnaturally enhance cameo contrasts.
Good idea .... and run a few blind tastings against some of those expensive thin acidic Bordeaux wines that have to pollute Al Gore's environment to get to the US.
Aluminum toxicity in acidic soils limits crop production in as much as half the world's arable land.
Can the country learn to yearn for someone sometimes described as acidic?
Originally, Casa Grande was looking for a concrete substitute for American industry, because concrete erodes in acidic conditions, says Casa Grande president Jim Paul.
Isolation of other vegetable colors required fermentation and repeated immersions in acidic or alkaline liquids.
All of these acidic dietary symptoms, which the sufferer usually never even connects with food, I call acidic food and drink intolerances.
Long-term acidic dietary modifications can have adverse effects, and so, should be avoided.
Stress can make your body acidic, which is the most common pH imbalance today.