precipitation, as rain, snow, or sleet, containing relatively high concentrations of acid-forming chemicals, as the pollutants from coal smoke, chemical manufacturing, and smelting, that have been released into the atmosphere and combined with water vapor: harmful to the environment.
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants, chiefly sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or oil
A type of precipitation made up of dilute acids, primarily a by-product of heavy industry.
Note: Acid rain is a result of the combination of water with chemicals released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage. gastroesophageal reflux disease (gās’trō-ĭ-sŏf’ə-jē’əl) A condition in which relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter allows gastric acids to move up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, dyspepsia, and possible injury to the mucous membranes lining the […]
- Acid rebound
noun an added secretion of gastric acid that may occur after the initial buffering effect of an antacid Examples When antacids containing calcium carbonate are used, there is a chance for acid rebound.
- Acid reflux
a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage. Contemporary Examples acid reflux and Indigestion – Chew a few basil leaves after a meal. Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion Ari Meisel January 20, 2014 […]
- Acid rock
rock-‘n’-roll music characterized by loud electronic distortions and strident lyrics that refer to drug-induced experiences. Contemporary Examples acid rock drainage is the single biggest pollutant associated with copper mining. Copper, the Metal That Runs the World: ‘Boom, Bust, Boom,’ by Bill Carter Peter Madden October 25, 2012 noun a type of rock music characterized by […]