1. [ noun ] (chemistry) any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Related terms: compound nucleic_acid amino_acid chromic_acid tribasic_acid chlorous_acid hyponitrous_acid tetrabasic_acid gamma_acid chloric_acid arsenic_acid HN nitric_acid nitrous_acid bromic_acid lysergic_acid manganic_acid methacrylic_acid selenic_acid fulminic_acid titanic_acid perchloric_acid carboxylic_acid aminobenzoic_acid hydriodic_acid monobasic_acid aqua_regia iodic_acid isocyanic_acid barbituric_acid oxalic_acid carbamic_acid hyaluronic_acid carbolic_acid carbonic_acid silicic_acid citric_acid triphosphoric_acid cyanamide cyanic_acid sulfonic_acid ferricyanic_acid ferrocyanic_acid fluoroboric_acid fluosilicic_acid formic_acid fumaric_acid gallic_acid glyceric_acid glycolic_acid hydrobromic_acid hydrochloric_acid hydrogen_chloride hydrofluoric_acid hydroiodic_acid hypochlorous_acid hydrocyanic_acid itaconic_acid maleic_acid boric_acid oxalacetic_acid boric_acid hydroxy_acid oxyacid pantothenic_acid para_aminobenzoic_acid pectic_acid permanganic_acid phthalic_acid picric_acid pyruvic_acid dichromic_acid dibasic_acid sulfanilic_acid thiocyanic_acid toluic_acid cerotic_acid undecylenic_acid uric_acid vitriol alcapton lansoprazole xanthic_acid cyanuric_acid sour
2. [ adjective ] harsh or corrosive in tone
Synonyms: bitter blistering sulphurous virulent acerbic caustic sulfurous venomous acrid vitriolic acerb

"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose" "a barrage of acid comments" "her acrid remarks make her many enemies" "bitter words" "blistering criticism" "caustic jokes" "a sulfurous denunciation"

Related terms: unpleasant
3. [ noun ] (pharmacology) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
Synonyms: battery-acid dose dot elvis loony_toons lucy_in_the_sky_with_diamonds pane superman window_pane zen back_breaker
Related terms: lysergic_acid_diethylamide
4. [ adjective ] (chemistry) containing acid

"an acid taste"

Related terms: chemistry acidic
5. [ noun ] (pharmacology) a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
Synonyms: LSD lysergic_acid_diethylamide
Related terms: hallucinogen controlled_substance drug_of_abuse
Similar spelling:   Acedo