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acidnoun

uk   us   /ˈæs.ɪd/
  • acid noun (CHEMICAL)

B2 [C or U] any of ​various usually ​liquidsubstances that can ​react with and sometimes ​dissolve other ​materials: acetic/hydrochloric/​lactic acid Vinegar is an acid.

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acidadjective

uk   us   /ˈæs.ɪd/
  • acid adjective (CHEMICAL)

(also acidic) containing acid, or having ​similarqualities to an acid: an acid ​taste/​smell acid ​soil
(Definition of acid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acidnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈæs·ɪd/
chemistry any of ​variouschemicalsubstances that can ​producesalts, some of which are ​able to ​damage whatever they ​touch

acidadjective

 us   /ˈæs·ɪd/
sour in ​taste: The ​saladdressing has an acid ​taste. fig. An acid ​comment/​remark is something said or written in ​strongcriticism.
(Definition of acid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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