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Acidity   /əsˈɪdəti/   Listen

The property of being acidic.  Synonyms: sour, sourness.
The taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth.  Synonym: acidulousness.
PH values below 7.

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"Acidity" Quotes from Famous Books

... quantity of peroxide deposited depends on the nature of the solution and the strength of the current. In case of very feeble currents and slight acidity, its quantity is so small that it does not need to be taken into consideration. If the lead solution is very dilute scarcely any current is observed, lead solutions per se being very ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884. • Various

... Ingredients; but the Union of some Parts of the Menstruum with some of those of the Metal is so strict, that the Spirit of Vinager seems to be, as such, destroy'd, since the Saline Corpuscles have quite lost that acidity, upon whose Account the Liquor was call'd Spirit of Vinager; nor can any such Acid Parts as were put to the Minium be Separated by any known way from the Saccharum Saturni resulting from them both; for not only there is no Sowrness at all, but an admirable Sweetness ...
— The Sceptical Chymist • Robert Boyle

... which we followed until we found some fine pools of water in its bed. My companions had, for several days past, gathered the unripe fruits of Coniogeton arborescens, Br.; which, when boiled, imparted an agreeable acidity to the water, and when thus prepared tasted tolerable well. When ripe, they became sweet and pulpy, like gooseberries, although their rind was not very thick. This resemblance induced us to call the tree "The little Gooseberry tree." At the table land, and along the upper South Alligator River, ...
— Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia • Ludwig Leichhardt

... exhibit the hairy strength and unconscious genius that the poet longs to find in us. He remarks somewhere that the culminating period of good in nature and the world is in just that moment of transition, when the swarthy juices still flow plentifully from nature, but their astringency or acidity is got out ...
— Confessions and Criticisms • Julian Hawthorne

... quite correctly. During the first years of her education she could not smell at all, but later she could locate the kitchen by this sense. Taste had developed to such an extent that at this time she could distinguish the different degrees of acidity. The sense of touch, however, was exceedingly delicate and acute. As to her moral habits, cleanliness was the most marked. The slightest dirt or rent in her clothes caused her much embarrassment and shame, and her sense of order, neatness, and propriety was remarkable. She seemed ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

... Chasm Island a fruit which proved to be a new species of eugenia, of the size of an apple, whose acidity of taste was agreeable; there were also many large bushes covered with nutmegs, similar to those seen at Cape Vanderlin; and in some of the chasms the ground was covered with this fruit, without our being able, for some time, to know whence it came. ...
— A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2 • Matthew Flinders

... dewy nostrils. The older and staider animals—Marly, and Dumple, and Flecky—came stolidly homeward, their heads swinging low, absorbed in meditative digestion, and soberly retasting the sweetly succulent grass of the hollows, and the crisper and tastier acidity of the sorrel- mixed grass of the knolls. Behind them came Spotty and Speckly, young and frisky matrons of but a year's standing, who yet knew no better than to run with futile head at Roger, and so encourage that short-haired and short-tempered collie to snap at their heels. Here also, skirmishing ...
— The Lilac Sunbonnet • S.R. Crockett

... springs and establishment. The water, 77 Fahr., which rises from a depth of 620 ft., has a stimulating action on the mucous membrane of the stomach, is easily eliminated, and is generally drunk after meals by the Vichy invalids. "Stomach disorder, attended with heartburn and acidity, is in many cases capable of being cured or materially relieved by the use of one or other of the Vichy waters. When complicated with pain (gastralgia) and diminished power of the stomach, the Hpital spring in some cases, the Lardy and Mesdames ...
— The South of France—East Half • Charles Bertram Black

Words linked to "Acidity" :   taste property, acerbity, acid, pH, pH scale, vinegarishness, alkalinity, tartness, sour, hyperacidity, vinegariness

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