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  • noun acidly With bitterness or sarcasm. 1
  • noun acidly Chemistry. a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a salt, or containing an atom that can accept a pair of electrons from a base. Acids are proton donors that yield hydronium ions in water solution, or electron-pair acceptors that combine with electron-pair donors or bases. 1
  • noun acidly a substance with a sour taste. 1
  • noun acidly something, as a remark or piece of writing, that is sharp, sour, or ill-natured: His criticism was pure acid. 1
  • noun acidly Slang. LSD2 . 1
  • adjective acidly Chemistry. belonging or pertaining to acids or the anhydrides of acids. having only a part of the hydrogen of an acid replaced by a metal or its equivalent: an acid phosphate. having a pH value of less than 7. Compare alkaline (def 4). 1
  • adjective acidly sharp or biting to the taste; tasting like vinegar; sour: acid fruits. 1
  • adjective acidly sharp, biting, or ill-natured in mood, manner, etc.: an acid remark; an acid wit. 1
  • adjective acidly Geology. containing much silica. 1
  • adjective acidly Metallurgy. noting, pertaining to, or made by a process in which the lining of the furnace, or the slag that is present, functions as an acid in high-temperature reactions in taking electrons from oxide ions: usually a siliceous material, as sand or ganister. Compare basic (def 3). 1
  • idioms acidly put on the acid, Australian Slang. to importune someone, as for money, sexual favors, or confidential information. 1
  • adverb acidly sourly; tartly. 0
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