the quality or state of being .
sourness; tartness.
excessive quality, as of the gastric juice.
Contemporary Examples

In this streamlined recipe, the salmon is half cooked on the grill and then half-“cooked” by the acidity of lime juice.
What to Eat July 27, 2009

Historical Examples

The acidity of the tone was so pronounced that Mrs. Carradyne, seated near and busy at her netting, lifted her head in surprise.
Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood

This will remove the acidity, and improve the bread in lightness.
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie

From that time, the moisture must be regulated in proportion to the acidity.
The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

Sugar must be added according to the acidity of the fruit used.
The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison

The following morning, add teaspoonful of baking soda, dissolved in a little warm water, to counteract any acidity of batter.
Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the “Pennsylvania Germans” Edith M. Thomas

The acidity is expressed in percentage amounts of what acid?
Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value Harry Snyder

Put in sugar to your taste; it is impossible to make a precise rule, because apples vary so much in acidity.
The American Frugal Housewife Lydia M. Child

The lime-water is for the purpose of correcting the acidity of the milk.
Health on the Farm H. F. Harris

When the acidity is tempered with age, the coffee can be drunk “straight” which can not be done with many other growths.
All About Coffee William H. Ukers

noun (pl) -ties
the quality or state of being acid
the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
another name for hyperacidity

1610s, from French acidité (26c.) or directly from Latin aciditatem (nominative aciditas), noun of quality from Latin acidus (see acid (adj.)).

acidity a·cid·i·ty (ə-sĭd’ĭ-tē)
The state, quality, or degree of being acid.


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