acidic

adjective

acid·​ic ə-ˈsi-dik How to pronounce acidic (audio)
a-
1
: acid-forming
2
: acid

Examples of acidic in a Sentence

The soil in our garden is very acidic. the acidic water of a polluted lake
Recent Examples on the Web On top of that, her blood was growing steadily more acidic — another kidney warning sign. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 16 Feb. 2024 The drinks are typically bitter and more acidic than the hot cocoa U.S. residents sip in cold weather. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 8 Feb. 2024 Mistake: Not spicing it up Be sure to add something acidic and spicy to your filling to balance out the richness of the yolks and mayonnaise. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 5 Feb. 2024 The habanero is least ripe when green, and its taste a bit more bitter and acidic. Pati Jinich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Jan. 2024 As the ocean becomes more acidic, fewer carbonate ions are available. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 But for containers, use basic potting mix, which is slightly acidic and well-draining. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 25 Jan. 2024 Research shows that tropical peatlands tend to be too acidic to grow crops. Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 But salsa is also more acidic than the others, obliterating some of the bacteria over time. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acidic was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Acidic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidic. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

acidic

adjective
acid·​ic ə-ˈsid-ik How to pronounce acidic (audio)
a-
1
: acid-forming
2
: acid

Medical Definition

acidic

adjective
acid·​ic ə-ˈsid-ik, a- How to pronounce acidic (audio)
1
: acid-forming
2
: acid

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