Adjective "acidic" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Having the properties of an acid, or containing acid; having a pH below 7.
  1. 'Researchers say many sodas are acidic and contain carbon dioxide that can expand the stomach, which in turn can cause acid reflux.'
  2. 'Without it, the carbonic acid produced during breathing would remain acidic and throw an organism's system out of balance.'
  3. 'Symptoms are most severe six to 12 hours after ingestion, when the acidic metabolites of ethylene glycol are at their maximal concentration.'
  4. 'It is formed when emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen and oxidants to form various acidic compounds, such as sulfuric acid and nitric acid.'
  5. 'The basic premise is this: As atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations rise, the ocean becomes more acidic and calcium carbonate shells dissolve more readily.'
  6. 'One of these experiments yielded a crystalline material that had acidic properties.'
  7. 'A method called scrubbing is used to chemically remove the acidic sulfur dioxide by putting it into contact with calcium carbonate which is a base.'
  8. 'When this compound is dissolved in water, an acidic solution of hydrogen cyanide, also known as prussic acid, is produced.'
  9. 'The solution formed by hydrolysis may be acidic, basic, or neutral.'
  10. 'An additional drawback of soaps is that they do not function properly at acidic pHs. Under these conditions, soap ions do not dissociate into their component ions.'
Sharp-tasting or sour.
  1. 'They had the right idea, but ended up with an acidic, artificial lemony taste that conjures images of a dishwashing liquid.'
  2. 'A tart and crisp Pinot Gris would pair well with the finished dish because of the wine's acidic quality, similar to that of the lime juice.'
  3. 'These dark, medium rich, raisiny wines retain their acidic verve with age.'
  4. 'However, excessive grinding will cause the oils to evaporate and the coffee to taste bitter and acidic.'
  5. 'Dunking bread and vegetables into the pot, we soon felt very full and needed the slightly acidic wine to cut through the wall of gruyère and Emmental that was forming around our arteries.'
  6. 'True, some elegant, delicate, citrussy whites and some fine, vibrant, beetrooty reds have been made, but 2001 also delivers rafts of dull, acidic, edgy wines in both colours.'
  7. 'I recommend a light, acidic Beaujolais Villages as your wine partner to a lamb curry.'
  8. 'Those slightly acidic wines add sparkle to a fish dish, much like a squeeze of lemon and can counterbalance oiliness or fatness in food.'
  9. 'It can be dry, medium dry, medium sweet, richly honeyed, sweet and even the leanest most acidic wines prove perfect for dry or medium dry fizz.'
  10. 'Without body and sufficient fruit flavors, Sauvignon blanc wines from the Loire Valley are offensively vegetal and aggressively acidic.'
  11. 'the occasional acidic comment'
  12. 'Few policies and political happenings escape the sharp eye, keen debate - and acidic criticism - of blogs.'
  13. '‘Funny,’ Meg retorted, although Ryan never heard her acidic remark because the bell rang at that very moment.'
  14. 'Dalesa winced, bracing herself for the acidic comment that was sure to come.'
  15. 'Some said it was retaliation for Rick's daylong monologues, ranging in tone from hilarious to somewhat acidic.'
  16. 'That remark shot out of his mouth with an acidic hint to it.'
  17. 'The scene mercilessly loops through the ‘he said’ and ‘she said’ of a broken relationship while the brutal realities of class and skin tone differences keep the dialogue both acidic and poignant.'
  18. 'A fault of mine had always been that the most acidic responses came to mind at the most inopportune times.'
  19. 'She lets us peek at the acidic comments written in the guestbooks of fictional hotels.'
  20. 'Biting his tongue to prevent an acidic remark from coming off it, he glanced again at Meg.'
  21. 'Grotesquely camp, the film remains one of the most acidic indictments of Tinsel Town since Gloria Swanson got ready for her close-up.'
  22. 'The palette is severely limited: blacks, grays, browns, and the acidic yellow ochre of the faces.'
  23. 'His elusive palette of muddy plums, acidic yellows and sunrise oranges appears to have been influenced by his countryman Per Kirkeby, with whom he shares a wintry, dulled light.'
  24. 'Bright, acidic colors have always been warning colors.'
(of rock, especially lava) relatively rich in silica.
  1. 'The subalkaline character of the magmatic activity, combined with the prevalence of acidic effusive rocks, is characteristic of an orogenic suite developed on continental crust.'
  2. 'Porphyritic acidic volcanic rocks are widespread and referred to a calc-alkaline suite from an active margin setting.'
  3. 'Associated with these intrusions were outpourings of andesitic and more acidic lavas and fine ashes.'
  4. 'If molten steel is deoxidized and refined without addition of a strong deoxidizer, in presence of acidic slag or uncovered with slag in the open air, deoxidization of the molten steel is insufficient.'

More definitions

1. acid (def 5).

2. Geology. acid (def 8).

3. acid-forming (def 1).

4. containing acid-bearing pollutants: Acidic runoff is poisoning the nation's rivers.

More examples(as adjective)

"rocks can be acidic in compositions."

"rains can be acidic at phs."

"people can be acidic to neutralises."

"juices can be acidic in natures."

"waters can be acidic."

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