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Noun: acid  a-sid
  1. Any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
     
  2. Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    - back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen
     
  3. A corrosive liquid with a pH less than 7; a solution of in water of a substance that releases hydrogen ions
Adjective: acid  a-sid
  1. Harsh or corrosive in tone
    "a barrage of acid comments";
    - acerb, acerbic, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous [N. Amer], sulphurous [Brit, Cdn], virulent, vitriolic, acidulous, sulphureous [Brit]
     
  2. Being sour to the taste
    - acidic, acidulent, acidulous
     
  3. (chemistry) having the characteristics of an acid
    "an acid reaction"
     
  4. (music, as a modifier) being a distortion (as if hallucinogenic) of an existing genre
    "acid house"
     
  5. (geology) rich in silica

Derived forms: acids

See also: acidic, sour, unpleasant

Type of: chemical compound, compound, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide

Encyclopedia: Acid