Definition of acid-free

: not containing acid : having a neutral or alkaline pH acid-free paper Every evening, trained volunteers will place any personal items or memorabilia left at the replica wall in archival folders or acid-free boxes.— Brian Burnes, Kansas City Star, 22 Sept. 2010

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First Known Use of acid-free

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Acid-free.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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