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ACIDIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acidic mean? 

ACIDIC (adjective)
  The adjective ACIDIC has 2 senses:

1. being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
2. being sour to the taste

  Familiarity information: ACIDIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACIDIC (adjective)


Sense 1acidic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)

Similar:

acid (having the characteristics of an acid)

acid-forming (yielding an acid in aqueous solution)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Antonym:

alkaline (relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7)

amphoteric (having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either)


Sense 2acidic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being sour to the taste

Synonyms:

acidulent; acidulous; acid; acidic

Similar:

sour (having a sharp biting taste)


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