Definition of Acidity

1. Noun. The property of being acidic.

Exact synonyms: Sour, Sourness
Generic synonyms: Taste Property
Specialized synonyms: Acerbity, Tartness, Vinegariness, Vinegarishness
Derivative terms: Acid, Sour, Sour, Sour, Sour, Sour

2. Noun. The taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth.
Exact synonyms: Acidulousness
Generic synonyms: Sour, Sourness, Tartness
Derivative terms: Acidulous

3. Noun. PH values below 7.
Generic synonyms: Ph, Ph Scale
Specialized synonyms: Hyperacidity
Antonyms: Alkalinity

Definition of Acidity

1. n. The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice.

Definition of Acidity

1. Noun. The quality or state of being acid ¹

2. Noun. The quality of sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste, as in the '''acidity''' of lemon juice. ¹

3. Noun. (pathology) Excessive acid quality, as in gastric secretions. ¹

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Definition of Acidity

1. sourness [n -TIES] - See also: sourness

Medical Definition of Acidity

1. The quality of being acid or sour, containing acid (hydrogen ions). Origin: L. Aciditas (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acidity

acidified serum test
acidity (current term)
acidity function
acidity functions
acidity regulator
acidity regulators

Literary usage of Acidity

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"THE EFFECT OF DRAINAGE ON SOIL acidity FOR the purpose of studying the effect of drainage on soil acidity, samples of soil were taken in October, 1916, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Total acidity, 64; free HCI, 33. (t) Mrs. A , mother ; chronic headache for number of years ... Total acidity, 70; free HCI, 36; alizarin, 64. Family 14. ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"If the attack follows the mid-day meal the vomit often possesses an acidity equal to from 0 45 to 0-52 per cent, hydrochloric acid ; but when it ensues in ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"THE RELATIVE SENSIBILITY OF PLANTS TO acidity IN SOILS. By WALTER MAXWELL. Received November 33, 1897. THE degree of acidity in soils is relative, ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"This excretion of acid monosodium phosphate is usually the chief cause of the acidity of normal urine. When the alkaline equilibrium in the body does not ..."

6. Der Infantilismus, die Asthenie und deren Beziehungen zum Nervensystem: A by Paul Mathes, E. H. (Edward Holyoke) Farrington, F. W. (Fritz Wilhelm) Woll (1911)
"TESTING THE acidity OF MILK AND CREAM. 128. Cause of acidity in milk. Even directly after milk is drawn from the udder it will be found to have an acid ..."

7. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of microscopic and chemical methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1907)
"An increase in the degree of acidity may similarly take place after the ingestion of mineral acids. Of interest is the observation of Pick1 that in ..."

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