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1 Any substance that when dissolved in water releases positively charged hydrogen ions and produces a corrosive solution having a pH of less than 7. Compare alkali.

2 A common street name for LSD. acidic adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of an acid (1). acidity n. The degree to which a solution is acidic. [From Latin acidus sharp or sour]

Subjects: Chemistry.


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