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    acid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acid

    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide Definition
    (adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
    Example Sentence
    • 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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
    (adj) being sour to the taste
    Synonyms : acidic , acidulent , acidulous
    (adj) having the characteristics of an acid
    Example Sentence
    • an acid reaction
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