|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"
|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|
|4.||[ adjective ] (chemistry) containing acid|
"an acid taste"
|Related terms:||chemistry acidic|
|5.||[ noun ] (pharmacology) a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid|
|Related terms:||hallucinogen controlled_substance drug_of_abuse|