English edit

Etymology edit

acid +‎ -ic. Doublet of acidy.

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈsɪdɪk/, enPR: əsĭdʹĭk
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  • Hyphenation: a‧cid‧ic

Adjective edit

acidic (comparative more acidic, superlative most acidic)

  1. (chemistry) Having a pH less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red.
  2. (petrology) Containing a high percentage of silica-bearing minerals; opposed to basic.
  3. Of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid.
    an acidic solution

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Antonyms edit

  • (having pH less than 7): basic

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Adjective edit

acidic (not comparable)

  1. acidic, acid

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