acid

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈæs.ɪd/
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Noun[change]

Singular
acid

Plural
acids

  1. (chemistry); (countable) An acid is a liquid with a high number of hydrogen ions in it that can burn things.
    Fruit often has a little acid in it.
    The acid burned the table.
    Acids taste sour but bases taste bitter.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
acid

Comparative
more acid

Superlative
most acid

  1. If something is acid, it is like an acid, from an acid, or acidic.
    The factories nearby have made the lake more acid.
  2. If something has an acid taste, it is sour.
  3. (figurative) If something said or done to you was acid, it was hurtful.
    Their acid comments are painful.

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