acidic meaning

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  • Adjective: acidic  u'sidik
    1. Being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7) 
    2. Being sour to the taste
      - acid, acidulent, acidulous

    See also: acid, acid-forming, sour

    Antonym: alkaline, amphoteric

    Encyclopedia: Acidic

  • [Architecture]

    Said of igneous rocks containing more than 65% silica.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : acid-forming
    2 : ACID


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  1. gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid to provide an acidic solution for pepsin.
  2. in general ionic polymerization can be initiated through acidic or basic compounds.
  3. equalization involves mixing wastewater streams of acidic and alkaline nature in an equalization basin.
  4. corrosion reactions, with metal dissolution, can occur in both basic and acidic solutions.
  5. strongly acidic styrene type cation exchange resins

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