acid


acid
1 noun
1 (C, U) a substance that forms a chemical salt 1 (4) when combined with an alkali 1 (4) . Strong acids can burn holes in material or damage your skin: sulphuric acid
2 (U) slang the drug LSD
2 adjective
1 having a very sour taste: The wine had a very acid taste.
2 acid remark/comment/tone etc an acid remark etc uses humour in an unkind way to criticize someone
3 the acid test a way of finding out whether something is as good as people say it is, whether it works, or whether it is true: The acid test will come when the car goes on sale in the US.
4 technical an acid soil does not contain enough lime 1 (3)
- acidly adverb - acidity noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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