Definition of antacid
: an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity
Recent Examples of antacid from the Web
Others pass out bottles of Maalox -- an antacid said to curb the effects of tear gas -- from car trunks.
What is uncertain is the amount of antacid that’s going to be required.
The drug never made it to market because more effective antacid treatments got there first.
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First Known Use of antacid
ANTACID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of antacid for English Language Learners
: medicine that prevents or lessens the pain caused by having too much acid in your stomach
Medical Definition of antacid
: an agent (as an alkali or absorbent) that counteracts or neutralizes acidity
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