acid·​ic | \ ə-ˈsi-dik How to pronounce acidic (audio) , a- \

Definition of acidic

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 Their prior collaboration was the acidic romantic comedy Let the Sunshine In, but this is heavier material. David Sims, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2022 Test Kitchen Tip: Do not marinate chicken directly inside a metal container, as the acidic mixture can react with the metal. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 July 2022 Those who prefer their drinks less so should steer clear — or try a bitter lemon soda, a good craft grenadine (look for brands that include an acidic component in their ingredient list. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 Spots and spills can be wiped up with a damp mop and neutral floor cleaner that’s specified for use on linoleum floors (acidic cleaning products will damage linoleum). Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 22 July 2022 The landscape is made up of limestone, highly acidic bogs, and alkaline grasslands, and the challenges of these features—as in the Gobi Desert—offer a unique environment for tougher bacteria to potentially evolve. Wired, 22 July 2022 In the ocean acidification activity, the majority of the students were able to accurately predict how an increase in carbon dioxide affects the acidic levels of the ocean. Zahilyn D. Roche Allred, The Conversation, 12 July 2022 The corn — boiled first to plump its kernels — is mixed with mint and lime juice to add an acidic crunch to the dish. Get the recipe. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2022 The lightly acidic water seeps through the ground, moving through fractures and openings in the rock. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of acidic

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acidic

acid entry 1 + -ic entry 1

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8 Aug 2022

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acid·​ic | \ ə-ˈsid-ik, a- How to pronounce acidic (audio) \

Medical Definition of acidic

1 : acid-forming
2 : acid

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