Acid
Acid Ac"id, a. [L. acidus sour, fr. the root ak to be sharp: cf. F. acide. Cf. {Acute}.] 1. Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered. [1913 Webster]

He was stern and his face as acid as ever. --A. Trollope. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction. [1913 Webster]


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