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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. A corrosive liquid with a pH less than 7; a solution of in water of a substance that releases hydrogen ions
  3. [slang] Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    - back breaker [slang], battery-acid [slang], dose [slang], dot [slang], Elvis [slang], loony toons [slang], Lucy in the sky with diamonds [slang], pane [slang], superman [slang], window pane [slang]
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
    "They found a medium-sized red glossy fruit with a juicy and very acid pulp";
    - 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, Anthony