acidity

noun acid·i·ty \ ə-ˈsi-də-tē , a- \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of acidity

plural acidities
1 : the quality, state, or degree of being acid
2 : the state of being excessively acid

Examples of acidity in a Sentence

  1. detected a certain acidity in the way he responded

  2. the acidity of their relationship was well known to their mutual acquaintances

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Origin and Etymology of acidity

borrowed from French & Late Latin; French acidité, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin aciditāt-, aciditās, from Latin acidus "sour, 2acid" + -itāt-, -itās -ity


ACIDITY Defined for Kids

acidity

noun acid·i·ty \ ə-ˈsi-də-tē \

Definition of acidity for Students

plural acidities
: the quality, state, or degree of being acid

Medical Dictionary

acidity

noun acid·i·ty \ ə-ˈsid-ət-ē, a- \

medical Definition of acidity

plural acidities
1 : the quality, state, or degree of being sour or chemically acid
  • the acidity of lemon juice
2 : the quality or state of being excessively or abnormally acid : hyperacidity


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