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Acidity   /əsˈɪdəti/   Listen

The property of being acidic.  Synonyms: sour, sourness.
The taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth.  Synonym: acidulousness.
PH values below 7.

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"Acidity" Quotes from Famous Books

... touch. That astringents shrivelled up the flesh and puckered the mouth, even when their taste was not perceived. That when the skin shrunk on the application of vinegar, could it be said that it had not a peculiar sense of this liquid, or rather of its acidity, since the existence of the senses was known only by effects which external matter produced on them? That the senses, like that of touch, were seated in most parts of the body, but were most acute ...
— A Voyage to the Moon • George Tucker

... opposite terms, like hot and cold. The one neutralizes the other. This test with litmus paper is a test for soil acidity, and the fact that the moisture of the soil has turned the litmus from blue to red shows that this soil is acid, or sour. The soil moisture contained enough acid to neutralize the trace of alkali contained in the blue paper and to change the paper to a distinctly light red color; and the fact that ...
— The Story of the Soil • Cyril G. Hopkins

... circulate through the body, viz., arterial blood, venous blood, and lymph. As the blood passes out from the heart through the arteries it is strongly charged with magnetism and is very strongly acid in quality. As it returns to the heart through the veins it has expended its magnetism and its acidity has been very much neutralized. The lymph is an alkali fluid, and it circulates through the lymphatic vessels as a reserve force of vital food. The predominance of either of these fluids in the constitution ...
— How to Become Rich - A Treatise on Phrenology, Choice of Professions and Matrimony • William Windsor

Words linked to "Acidity" :   hyperacidity, vinegarishness, alkalinity, sour, pH, taste property, acid, acerbity, pH scale, sourness, tartness, acidulousness, vinegariness

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