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ac·id

acid

 
pronunciation:
ae sihd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical substance that dissolves in water, has a sour taste, and turns blue litmus paper red.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or containing an acid.
The acid solution smells bad.
definition 2: having a sour taste.
The acid taste of the vinegar made my mouth water.
synonyms:
pungent, sour, tart
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
harsh, sharp
definition 3: sharp or cutting in speech.
His acid remarks hurt my feelings.
synonyms:
sarcastic, sharp
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
pungent
derivations: acidly (adv.), acidness (n.)
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The word acid contains the following part:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour
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