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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
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin aciditās. See acid, -ity
Related forms
nonacidity, noun
overacidity, noun
preacidity, noun
superacidity, noun
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Examples from the web for acidity
  • To prevent acidity of the stomach, add from one to two teaspoonfuls of lime water to each half-pint of milk.
  • The acidity is so strong that it kills fish and aquatic vegetation.
  • Buttermilk's slight acidity helps activate baking soda and make bread rise.
  • As long as this increase goes on the longer it will take to reach a new equilibrium heat and acidity balance.
  • Using half cake flour, with its acidity and low protein content, reduces browning.
  • The seedpods of the plant have the texture of a fine green bean and burst with acidity.
  • Meat creates acidity and contribute to many diseases.
  • Extreme acidity of the blood could do it, but his lab tests were fine.
  • It turned out to be an ion channel that opens not only when capsaicin binds to it but also in response to heat and acidity.
  • Perfect balance of florals and peaches, richness and acidity.
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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