Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “acid reflux”

acid reflux

noun [U] uk   /ˌæs.ɪd ˈriː.flʌks/ us    /ˈæs.ɪd ˈriːˌflʌks/ specialized
a condition in which stomach acid comes up from the stomach to the oesophagus and causes damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract: Mild cases of heartburn and acid reflux can be treated by simple lifestyle changes.Digestive disorders
(Definition of acid reflux from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of acid reflux?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More