Antacid



preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach.
an antacid agent.
Historical Examples

Being an antacid, it is very usefully employed when cattle are hoven or blown.
The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd

As a medicine it is deobstruent and antacid, and is given in doses of 10 to 30 gr.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Levigated coral was formerly used in medicine as an antacid or absorbent, and is still occasionally employed as a dentifrice.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

This article acts on all classes of animals, as a laxative and antacid.
The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd

The frequent, and sometimes almost unlimited, use of antacid absorbents, viz.
A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby

antacid, ant-as′id, n. a medicine which counteracts acidity.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Used as an antacid and grateful stimulant, often proving gently laxative.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Any of these may be combined with antacid and antifermentative mixtures, relieving the colic, gaseous distension, and diarrhoea.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Like the latter, they are antacid or absorbent, which is probably the only virtue they possess.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

It is exceedingly light and porous in structure, and at one time was used largely as an antacid as well as a dentifrice.
The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux

noun
a substance used to neutralize acidity, esp in the stomach
adjective
having the properties of this substance: antacid tablets

1732, adjective and noun, medical hybrid from anti- + acid.

antacid ant·ac·id (ānt-ās’ĭd) or an·ti·ac·id (ān’tē-ās’ĭd, ān’tī-)
adj.
Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach. n.
A substance, such as sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.

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