acid meaning

  • An acid (from the Latin acidus/acēre meaning sour) is a chemical substance whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red,
  • There are three common definitions for acids: the Arrhenius definition, the Brønsted-Lowry definition, and the Lewis definition.
  • Common examples of acids include hydrochloric acid (a solution of hydrogen chloride which is found in gastric acid in the stomach and activates digestive enzymes), acetic acid (vinegar is a dilute solution of this liquid),

    Definition of acid in English Dictionary

  • NounPLacids
    1. A sour substance.
      1. (chemistry) Any of several classes of compound having the following properties:-.
        1. SLA lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore acidSUPmost acid
          1. Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar.
            1. acid fruits or liquors ‎
          2. (figuratively) Sour-tempered.
            1. Of or pertaining to an acid; acidic.
              1. (music) Denoting a musical genre that is a distortion (as if hallucinogenic) of an existing genre, as in acid house, acid jazz, acid rock.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • To investigate the mechanism why cholestasis may affect HSC activation, we treated primary HSCs with one of the hydrophobic bile acids, taurolithocholic acid (TLCA) (Sigma) for 24 hours.
                  • Finally, they were rendered transparent by immersing them in a solution containing benzoic acid mixed with benzene and methylsalycylate in a ratio of 5 : 1 for 2-3 days.
                  • The SbASR-1 protein belongs to Group 7 LEA protein family with different amino acid composition compared to their glycophytic homologs.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • For co-immunoprecipitation assay, the bound proteins were eluted from the immunoprecipitates using 0.1M glycine-acetate (pH 3.0), after which the eluents were precipitated using tricholoroacetic acid.
                  • Deoxycholic acid is a secondary bile acid that is formed through dehydroxylation by intestinal bacteria and is reabsorbed through enterohepatic recirculation to maintain a constant pool of bile acids.
                  • Chromosome preparations were made following standard procedures including a 3.5 hours colcemid treatment, hypotonization, and fixation in 3: 1 methanol:acetic acid.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
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                    1. en acids
                    2. en acidity
                    3. en acidly
                    4. en acidulous
                    5. en acidic
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                    Meaning of acid for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "acid" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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