Acid Words: acidemia to uricaciduria
acid, -acidi-, acido-, -acidity (Latin: sour [sharp])
1. Sour, tart, sharp to the taste; of the taste of vinegar.
2. A sharp, bitter, or sarcastic quality in speech or writing.
3. A sour substance, in chemistry: A substance belonging to a class of which the commonest and most typical members are sour, and have the property of neutralizing alkalis, and of changing vegetable blues to red; all of which are compounds of hydrogen with another element or elements (oxygen being generally the third element), and in the decomposition of a compound substance are relatively electro-negative, and borne to the positive pole.
An excess of amino acids in urine.
A condition in which blood pH is below normal.
Someone who takes the illegal drug LSD regularly (slang).
1. Sour or bitter in taste.
2. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, an acid.
Producing or yielding an acid.
Capable of being converted into, or of combining so as to form, an acid.
1. The process of becoming acid, e.g., when soil or water is polluted by acid rain.
2. The act or process of acidifying; conversion into an acid.
Anything that acidifies, or generates an acid. The name was originally given (in error) to oxygen, as the supposed active agent in producing acids.
To make, turn into, or to become acid.
An instrument for measuring the strength of acids or the amount of acid in a solution.
The chemical process of measuring the strength of acids; that is to say, the quantity of pure free acid contained in a liquid.
The quality or state of being acid or sour; sourness, tartness, sharpness to the taste.
To treat with acid, to acidify; specifically, to apply acid to an oil (or other) well in order to neutralize the lime.
The quality of being acid, degree of acidity.
Producing acid or acidity, especially of the urine.
Similar to or like acid.
acidophil; acidophile; acidophilic:
1. An organism that grows well in a highly acid media.
2. A cell that stains readily with acidic dyes.
acidophily, acidophilic, acidophilous:
1. Thriving in an acid medium.
2. Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin.
3. Used to describe microorganisms or plants that flourish in an acid environment.
Intolerant of acidic environments.
Intolerant of acidic environments, said of plants.
1. A condition of the blood in which the alkali reserve is lower than normal.
2. An abnormal increase in the acidity of bodily fluids due to either acid accumulation or bicarbonate depletion.
Feeding on acidic food or acidic substances.
A decisive test that establishes the worth or credibility of something (from the use of nitric acid to test gold).
1. To render more acid or sour.
2. To make somewhat acid or sour; to flavor with an acid.
The action or process of acidulating; the state of being acidulated.
Sour and sweet blended.
To sour slightly.
1. Acid or sour.
2. Slightly sour, sourish, sub-acid.
3. Cutting and sharp in speech or tone.
A condition marked by excessive amounts of acid in the urine; excretion of an abnormal amount of acid urine.
Pertaining to bacteria that tolerate an acid environment which is usually fatal to non-sporulating bacteria.
1. Having the power of counteracting acidity; especially, in the stomach.
2. A remedy for, or preventive of, acidity.
1. Lack of normal acidity.
2. Absence of acidity; used especially to denote absence of
hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice.
Capable of combining with an acid in two different proportions.
To remove the acid content from something or to reduce it from something.
Capable of combining with two acid radicals.
A term applied to an acid containing hydrogen, to distinguish it from an oxyacid, or oxacid, containing oxygen; now, especially, to the halogen acids, or simple compounds of hydrogen with chlorine, bromine, iodine, fluorine, or cyanogen.
An abnormally high degree of acidity, as of the gastric juice.
Deficiency of acid; lack of normal acidity, as of the gastric juice.
Acidosis, as in diabetes or starvation, caused by the enhanced production of ketone (linking two carbon atoms) bodies.
Acidosis due to increased lactic acid.
Having the power of saturating one molecule of a monobasic acid.
An acid containing oxygen as distinguished from a hydracid formed by the union of hydrogen with a halogen.
An acid that contains a peroxide group.
A compound that has more than one acidic group; especially, an acid containing polymeric anions.
A compound that is not itself an acid but which exists in equilibrium with, or is easily converted into, an acidic form and thus undergoes some typical reactions of acids.
An acid formed from another acid by dry or destructive distillation.
1. Containing less than the normal proportion of acid.
2. Somewhat or moderately acid.
Deficient acidity; slightly acid.
Containing three different acid radicals in the molecule.
An excess of uric acid in the blood.
Excess uric acid or urates in the urine.