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(def 5).
Geology, (def 8).
(def 1).
containing acid-bearing pollutants:
Acidic runoff is poisoning the nation’s rivers.
Contemporary Examples

How can a chilled, acidic, and bubbly liquid make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong Kayleigh Kulp December 19, 2014

Champagne, which is also acidic, offers a nice complement to anything from tuna tartare to beef bourguignon.
Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong Kayleigh Kulp December 19, 2014

These oils are full of acidic compounds that give coffee its famous bitter bite.
Coffee’s Dirty Little Secret Michael Meyer August 17, 2009

As we were taught in high school Chem, any pH below 7.4 is acidic.
Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous Kent Sepkowitz January 28, 2014

The last note is smooth, without any bite, without any acidic or tannins.
Ramona Singer of ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Offers Wine and Wisdom Stacey Grenrock Woods August 13, 2012

Historical Examples

Granite is an acidic rock corresponding to rhyolite in chemical composition.
The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton

Its viscosity is greatly affected by the addition or presence of small quantities of acid or alkali or of acidic or basic salts.
The Natural History of Clay Alfred B. Searle

See also the discussion by Remsen on acidic and basic halides, Am.
The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. Julius Stieglitz

The fruit is fleshy and acidic and consumed fresh or pickled: Averrhoa carambola.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff

When a fragmental rock is composed chiefly of rocks belonging to the acidic group, we say it is felspathic.
Geology James Geikie

another word for acid
(of an oxide) yielding an acid in aqueous solution

1877, originally in geology; see acid (n.) + -ic.
Any of a class of compounds that form hydrogen ions when dissolved in water, and whose aqueous solutions react with bases and certain metals to form salts. Acids turn blue litmus paper red and have a pH of less than 7. Their aqueous solutions have a sour taste. Compare base.

acidic adjective


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  • Acidimeter

    an instrument for measuring the amount of in a solution. Historical Examples acidimeter, as-id-im′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the strength of acids. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various The apparatus used with these reagents is called the acidimeter. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9 Various noun any instrument […]

  • Acidimetry

    the process of measuring the amount of in a solution, as with an acidimeter or by titration. Historical Examples By neutralising its alcoholic or aqueous solution, by the usual method of acidimetry:—3. Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley Several synthetic […]

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