adjective Etymology: Latin subacidus, from sub- + acidus acid Date: 1760 somewhat acrimonious ; cutting <
subacid comments
subacidly adverbsubacidness noun

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  • Subacid — Sub*ac id, a. [L. subacidus. See {Sub }, {Acid}.] Moderately acid or sour; as, some plants have subacid juices. n. A substance moderately acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subacid — [subas′id] adj. [L subacidus] 1. slightly acid or sour, as certain fruits 2. slightly sharp or biting, as a remark subacidity [sub΄ə sid′ə tē] n. subacidly adv …   English World dictionary

  • subacid — adj. moderately acid or tart (subacid fruit; a subacid remark). Derivatives: subacidity n. Etymology: L subacidus (as SUB , ACID) …   Useful english dictionary

  • subacid — subacidity /sub euh sid i tee/, subacidness, n. subacidly, adv. /sub as id/, adj. 1. slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit. 2. (of a person or a person s speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp. [1660 70; SUB + ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • subacid — /sʌbˈæsəd/ (say sub asuhd) adjective 1. slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit. 2. (of speech, temper, etc., or a person) somewhat tart or sharp. –subacidity /sʌbəˈsɪdəti/ (say subuh siduhtee), subacidness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • subacid — adjective Somewhat acidic …   Wiktionary

  • subacid — sub·ac·id (səb asґid) somewhat acid …   Medical dictionary

  • subacid — sub|aci̱d, auch: sub|azi̱d [↑sub... u. ↑acidus]: vermindert säurehaltig, unternormal säurehaltig (z. B. vom Magensaft) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • subacid — sub|acid [...ts...] <zu lat. acidus »sauer, scharf«> vermindert, unternormal säurehaltig (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • subacid — adjective (of a fruit) moderately sharp to the taste …   English new terms dictionary

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