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Livelihoods and whole communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin have been imperilled by the workings of drought, fire, flood, acid mud and human action over many decades. In the rescues and the cleanups and the long hauls, I see the same attitude over and again. People just rally and get on with it.
Quentin Bryce

Meaning of "acid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACID

(First used by Francis Bacon): from French acide or Latin acidus, from acēre to be sour or sharp.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACID

acid  [ˈæsɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acid can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

acid

Acid

An acid is a chemical substance whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts. Aqueous solutions of acids have a pH of less than 7. A lower pH means a higher acidity, and thus a higher concentration of hydrogen ions in the solution. Chemicals or substances having the property of an acid are said to be acidic. Common examples of acids include hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, sulfuric acid, and tartaric acid. As these examples show, acids can be solutions or pure substances, and can be derived from solids, liquids, or gases. Strong acids and some concentrated weak acids are corrosive, but there are exceptions such as carboranes and boric acid. There are three common definitions for acids: the Arrhenius definition, the Brønsted-Lowry definition, and the Lewis definition. The Arrhenius definition defines acids as substances which increase the concentration of hydrogen ions, or more accurately, hydronium ions, when dissolved in water. The Brønsted-Lowry definition is an expansion: an acid is a substance which can act as a proton donor.

Definition of acid in the English dictionary

The first definition of acid in the dictionary is a sour-tasting substance. Other definition of acid is of, derived from, or containing acid. Acid is also being or having the properties of an acid.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACID


antacid
æntˈæsɪd
Chasid
ˈhæsɪd
Chassid
ˈhæsɪd
diacid
daɪˈæsɪd
Hassid
ˈhæsɪd
hydracid
haɪˈdræsɪd
nonacid
ˌnɒnˈæsɪd
peracid
pɜːrˈæsɪd
placid
ˈplæsɪd
polyacid
ˈpɒlɪˌæsɪd
pseudoacid
ˈsjuːdəʊˌæsɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACID

aciculum
acid anhydride
acid drop
acid dye
acid freak
acid halide
Acid House
Acid House party
acid jazz
acid rain
acid reflux
acid rock
acid salt
acid soil
acid test
acid value
acid-fast
acid-forming
acid-proof
acidanthera

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACID

acetic acid
adipic acid
amino acid
ascorbic acid
carboxylic acid
citric acid
fatty acid
folic acid
gamma-aminobutyric acid
hyaluronic acid
hydrochloric acid
hydroxy acid
lactic acid
lucid
lysergic acid
nonessential amino acid
nucleic acid
omega-3 fatty acid
rancid
sulfuric acid

Synonyms and antonyms of acid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «acid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of acid

Translation of «acid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACID

Find out the translation of acid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ácido
570 millions of speakers

English

acid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एसिड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَمْض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кислота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ácido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যাসিড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asid
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Säure
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

axit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அமிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आम्ल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кислота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

suur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

syra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

syre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACID»

The term «acid» is very widely used and occupies the 4.947 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «acid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «acid» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acid

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word acid.
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Lester Bangs
Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
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Tom Berenger
Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
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Ugo Betti
Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid.
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Cilla Black
I never did acid, I am just so high anyway.
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Quentin Bryce
Livelihoods and whole communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin have been imperilled by the workings of drought, fire, flood, acid mud and human action over many decades. In the rescues and the cleanups and the long hauls, I see the same attitude over and again. People just rally and get on with it.
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Jenson Button
You're pulling 4-5G for a lot of the corners around the lap. We build up lactic acid because there are a lot of vibrations in the car, and you have to have strong legs to hit the brake pedal. We need to be fit to do every lap at 100%.
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Nicolas Cage
I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
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Jim Capaldi
I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.
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Tommy Cooper
Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
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Robert Crais
What they smell isn't the emotion of fear. What dogs can smell is the changes in a person's skin that suggest fear to the dog, anxiety, the way your skin sweats, the amount of uric acid that suddenly pours out of your pores.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACID»

Discover the use of acid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. “An astonishing book” (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.
Tom Wolfe, 2008
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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of Lsd : The Cia, ...
Provides a social history of how the CIA used the psychedelic drug LSD as a tool of espionage during the early 1950s and tested it on U.S. citizens before it spread into popular culture, in particular the counterculture as represented by ...
Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain, 1992
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Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from ...
Presents a plan to cure heartburn by relieving the cause of the problem--insufficient stomach acid secretion--through the use of stomach acid supplements and other natural treatments.
Jonathan Wright, Lane Lenard, 2001
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ACID
No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed - or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.
Emma Pass, 2013
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Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments
Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it?
Alex Boese, 2011
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Acid Rain
Describes the causes of acid rain, its harmful effects, and efforts being made to solve this environmental problem.
Louise Petheram, 2002
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Biodegradable Poly (Lactic Acid): Synthesis, Modification, ...
Highly illustrated, the book introduces systematically the synthesis, physical and chemical modifications, and the latest developments of research and applications of poly (lactic acid) in biomedical materials.The book is intended for ...
Jie Ren, 2011
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Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and Functional ...
Topics discussed in the new edition include: Revised taxonomy due to improved insights in genetics and new molecular biological techniques New discoveries related to the mechanisms of lactic acid bacterial metabolism and function An ...
Sampo Lahtinen, Arthur C. Ouwehand, Seppo Salminen, 2011
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Handbook On Soaps, Detergents & Acid Slurry 2Nd Edition
In order to meet the requirement of market demand, many more new units are recommended to be established on small and cottage scale. The present book has been written keeping in view the basic difficulties of the entrepreneurs.
Niir Board, 2006
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Stewart's Textbook of Acid-Base
Rev. ed of: How to understand acid-base. c1981.
John A. Kellum, Paul Wg Elbers, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls' faces 'for going to school'
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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Man who threw acid during fight charged
A 61-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly threw acid on four people, including two children, during an argument on Friday in the ... «WLS-TV, Jul 15»
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FDA Warning Letter: Manufacturer of Low-Acid Canned Food Products
Other products produced by the company include high-acid, shelf-stable pasta, pizza and barbecue sauces and refrigerated, dairy-based ... «Food Safety News, Jul 15»
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Man forces wife to drink acid for demanding money
The face, throat and neck of a woman were severely burnt after her husband forced acid into her mouth at their residence at ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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'New' England face Ashes acid test
LONDON - England will face the ultimate test of their stated desire to play bold and aggressive cricket as they bid to regain the Ashes from ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
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Ex-Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin faces major 'acid' test
Would his lawyers be able to convince the high court in a 2004 case, in which, he and his men were charged with giving an acid bath to two ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Amino acid nutrition key for dairy cows
The implementation of dairy amino acid balancing is straightforward and the animal's response and benefits are immediately visible for the ... «All about feed, Jul 15»
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BDP acid test
If there is a moment the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is facing a test of credibility, it is now in the chairmanship race. «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
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Construction of Sarnia bio-succinic acid plant in Canada almost …
Construction of Sarnia bio-succinic acid plant in Canada almost complete / Q3 commissioning on schedule. Commissioning of BioAmber's ... «Plasteurope, Jul 15»
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Two Adults, Two Children Injured in Acid Attack in Austin
Two adults and two children were injured when someone threw acid on them during an argument Friday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood ... «NBC Chicago, Jul 15»

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