acid precipitation

noun

Definition of acid precipitation

: precipitation (such as rain or snow) having increased acidity caused by environmental factors (such as atmospheric pollutants)

First Known Use of acid precipitation

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Acid precipitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acid%20precipitation. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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acid precipitation

noun

Medical Definition of acid precipitation

: precipitation (as rain or snow) having increased acidity caused by environmental factors (as atmospheric pollutants)

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