Definition of Antacid

1. Noun. An agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach).




2. Adjective. Acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach).

Definition of Antacid

1. n. A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent.

Definition of Antacid

1. Noun. An agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity, especially in the stomach. ¹

2. Adjective. Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially in the stomach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antacid

1. a substance that neutralizes acid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Antacid

1. A substance that counteracts or neutralises acidity, usually of the stomach. Origin: L. Acidus = sour (16 Dec 1997)

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antacid (current term)
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Literary usage of Antacid

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1. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: A Text-book for Nurses by Linette Althana Parker (1921)
"Caustic Solvent Caustic Solvent Solvent, antacid antacid antacid . antacid . Solvent . . Solvent . . Solvent, antacid Solvent, antacid antacid antacid ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1893)
"... by a prompt resort to antacid remedies, be able at all times to protect themselves effectually against fresh formation of uric acid concretions, ..."

3. A Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts: And Collateral Information in the Arts by Arnold James Cooley (1845)
"As a medicine it is antacid and laxative, and is exhibited in heart- )urn, ... As an antacid, a teaspoonful ; as a purgative, I dr. to 2 dr. or more. ..."

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