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acid-forming

[as-id-fawr-ming] /ˈæs ɪdˌfɔr mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
yielding acid in chemical reaction; acidic.
2.
(of food) containing a large amount of acid ash after complete oxidation.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Use an acid-forming fertilizer, such as a blend formulated for rhododendrons and azaleas.
  • Sulfuric acid is not the only acid-forming substance.
  • Ridges of acid-forming shale are also graded and vegetated.
  • acid-forming bacteria reproduce faster than the methane-forming bugs that need that acid, so sour gas resulted.
  • The overburden remained extremely acid-forming with high concentrations of pyrite.
British Dictionary definitions for acid-forming

acid-forming

adjective
1.
(of an oxide or element) yielding an acid when dissolved in water or having an oxide that forms an acid in water; acidic
2.
(of foods) producing an acid residue following digestion
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