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acidity

[uh-sid-i-tee] /əˈsɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being acid.
2.
sourness; tartness.
3.
excessive acid quality, as of the gastric juice.
Origin of acidity
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin aciditās. See acid, -ity
Related forms
nonacidity, noun
overacidity, noun
preacidity, noun
superacidity, noun
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  • In this streamlined recipe, the salmon is half cooked on the grill and then half-“cooked” by the acidity of lime juice.

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British Dictionary definitions for acidity

acidity

/əˈsɪdɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or state of being acid
2.
the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
3.
another name for hyperacidity
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Word Origin and History for acidity
n.

1610s, from French acidité (26c.) or directly from Latin aciditatem (nominative aciditas), noun of quality from Latin acidus (see acid (adj.)).

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acidity in Medicine

acidity a·cid·i·ty (ə-sĭd'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state, quality, or degree of being acid.

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