bitingly critical or sarcastic; sharp-tongued:
a critic famous for his acid-tongued reviews.
Leave it to David Stockman, the acid-tongued former budget director for President Reagan, to make you feel even worse.
Reagan Budget Guru: Shut It Down! Lloyd Grove April 6, 2011
Original and acid-tongued, Louie is a rare bird among tired sitcoms.
2012 Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘The Good Wife’ Jace Lacob July 18, 2012
By Friday, ruler Mercury squaring Mars can make you acid-tongued.
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 14, 2011
Etta, the acid-tongued, the ferret-faced, was not the sort to go off without the impetus of a dowry.
Half Portions Edna Ferber
- Acid value
. a number expressing the acidity of a substance, equal to the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralize the free fatty acids present in one gram of the substance. Historical Examples Those especially important are the acid value, percentage unsaponifiable matter and titer test. Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen The Raw Linseed […]
(of a denim garment) processed with a bleach solution so that the color becomes faded and grayish. Contemporary Examples I mean I guess I only wore the jeans that were high waisted and acid-washed. ‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch’ Kevin Fallon March 26, 2014 Which means we have at least […]
- Acid washing
a process in which a denim garment is treated with a bleach solution containing chlorine-soaked stones so that the color becomes faded and the material is softer. Historical Examples The action of platinum salts upon a paper containing animal sizing gave it a tint which no amount of acid washing could remove. Crayon Portraiture Jerome […]
- Acid-base balance
acid-base balance acid-base balance n. The state that exists when acidic and basic ions in solution neutralize each other.