acidic

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adjective acid·ic \ə-ˈsi-dik, a-\

Definition of acidic

  1. 1 :  acid-forming

  2. 2 :  acid

Examples of acidic in a Sentence

  1. The soil in our garden is very acidic.

  2. the acidic water of a polluted lake

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First Known Use of acidic

1866

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ACIDIC Defined for English Language Learners

acidic

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adjective

Definition of acidic for English Language Learners

  • : having a very sour or sharp taste

  • : containing acid


Medical Dictionary

acidic

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adjective acid·ic \ə-ˈsid-ik, a-\

Medical Definition of acidic

  1. 1:  acid-forming

  2. 2:  acid



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