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a·cid·i·ty

 (ə-sĭd′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The state, quality, or degree of being acid.
2. Hyperacidity.

acidity

(əˈsɪdɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being acid
2. (Chemistry) the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
3. (Pathology) another name for hyperacidity

a•cid•i•ty

(əˈsɪd ɪ ti)

n.
1. the quality or state of being acid.
2. sourness; tartness.
3. excessive acid quality.
[1610–20; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acidity - the property of being acidicacidity - the property of being acidic  
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
acerbity, tartness - a sharp sour taste
vinegariness, vinegarishness - a sourness resembling that of vinegar
2.acidity - the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouthacidity - the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
sourness, tartness, sour - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
3.acidity - pH values below 7acidity - pH values below 7      
pH, pH scale - (from potential of Hydrogen) the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is more basic and less than 7 is more acidic);
hyperacidity - excessive acidity
alkalinity - pH values above 7

acidity

acidity

noun
Translations
حِمْضِيَّه، حُمُوضَه
kyselost
surhedsgrad
AciditätSäuregehalt
savtartalom
sÿrustig
asitlilikekşilik

acidity

[əˈsɪdɪtɪ] Nacidez f

acidity

nSäure f; (Chem also) → Säuregehalt m; (of stomach)Magensäure f

acidity

[əˈsɪdɪtɪ] nacidità

acid

(ˈӕsid) adjective
1. (of taste) sharp or sour. Lemons and limes are acid fruits.
2. sarcastic. acid humour.
noun
a substance, containing hydrogen, which will dissolve metals etc. She spilled some acid which burned a hole in her dress.
aˈcidity noun
the quality of containing acid or too much acid.

ac·id·i·ty

n. acidez, exceso de ácido, acedia, agrura; stomach___ acidez estomacal.

acidity

n acidez f
References in classic literature ?
"Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
"Why should you not take the chance of perpetuating your own name?" said Summerlee, with his usual touch of acidity.
Pepper with considerable acidity. "That's what comes of putting things off, and collecting fossils, and sticking Norman arches on one's pigsties."
A short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom.
She soon proved to be a baby of wonderful intelligence, evincing the strongest objection to her grandmother's society, and being invariably seized with a painful acidity of the stomach when that dignified lady honoured her with any attention.
"Oh, Rita," she repeated with unexpected acidity, which somehow made me feel guilty of an incredible breach of good manners.
But young people's tears have very little saltness or acidity in them, and do not inflame the eyes so much as those of grown persons; so that it is not to be wondered at, if, a few moments afterwards, Proserpina was sporting through the hall almost as merrily as she and the four sea nymphs had sported along the edge of the surf wave.
The disputed claim that the wine is readily absorbed and digested implies that the digestive system will not suffer or will suffer little and that the digestive system will remain relatively healthy and intact even after repeated consumption, given the reduced acidity of the wine.
A beautiful white Bordeaux blend, with each grape varietal bringing a unique element to the wine; the semillon (61%) provides rich body and velvety mouth-feel; the sauvignon blanc (210/0) provides zingy acidity and citrus notes; and the muscadelle (18%) fills the bouquet with gorgeous notes of fresh rose petals and lavender; balanced and fresh.
It has the acidity and tannin to complement the sweet, slightly fatty lamb without dominating it in a way that no other wine manages quite so well.
To develop a quality index for Hay-ward kiwifruit, we studied the relationships among dry matter, ripe soluble solids concentration, ripe titratable acidity (RTA) and consumer acceptance.
California is known for its big, fruity, high-alcohol wines, but Wells Guthrie of Copain in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley is bucking the trend, making restrained Pinots and Syrahs with lower alcohol and higher acidity. It might just be the next big thing.