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Definition of the noun acid rain

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  1. rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water

Alternative definition of the noun acid rain


  1. Rain which is unusually acidic (pH of less than the natural range of 5 to 6); caused mainly by atmospheric pollution with sulphur dioxide and nitrogen compounds.


  1. Acid Rain a.k.a. Idiot Flesh was an American experimental rock band formed in Oakland, California in 1985, initially under the name Acid Rain. Their work was characterized by its "rock against rock" attitude and defied classification with its incorporation of marching band routines, puppet shows, and the playing of household items as tuned instruments.
  2. Acid Rain is a musical group.
    • album: "Infinity Beyond"
  3. Acid Rain is a musical group.


  1. "Acid Rain" is the third compilation album by Esham. Released in 2002, it is the first of three albums by the rapper released on Psychopathic Records, followed by the studio albums Repentance and A-1 Yola. It is known as the "Esham Story".
  2. "Acid Rain" is a composition.
  3. "Acid Rain" is a musical album of AVER.
  4. "Acid Rain" is a musical single of Angra.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Acid Rain" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Acid Rain" is a musical single of Tumbleweed.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  7. "Acid Rain" is a cataloged instance, composition.


"Acid Rain" is a 1998 thriller film written and directed by Albert Johnson.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Acid rain sources Acid rain is primarily a result of the release of sulfur oxides ( SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the air by industrial and transportation sources. These oxides are transformed into sulfuric acid and nitric acid through oxidation ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

As a result, pollutants from power plants in New Jersey or Michigan can impact pristine forests or lakes acid rain...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Acid rain is a form of air pollution. When coal and petroleum are burned in automobiles, electric power plants, and factories, they release certain harmful gases into the air. These gases combine with the oxygen and water in the air. When the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

Acid rain causes corrosion of buildings in urban areas; reduced visibility; forest damage from occult precipitation; acidification of lakes, rivers and ground water; decline in fish population (or decline in aquatic ecology); and changes in soil flora ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

The wet forms are called acid rain and can fall to Earth as rain, snow, or fog. The dry forms are acidic gases or particulate matter. Acid rain adversely affects the environment and an ecosystem's key species and vegetation. It should be noted ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

Acid rain refers to both wet and dry deposition of atmospheric materials that contain high concentrations of nitric and sulfuric acid. The wet deposition can include fog, hail, sleet, or snow in addition to rain; the dry deposition is usually dust or ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

Acid rain is one form of acid precipitation, which also includes acid snow, acid hail, dry deposition and acid fog condensation. On a pH scale of 14, a substance with a pH value of less than 7 is considered acidic, while a pH value greater than 7 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

ADT [See also ACID RAIN, ACIDIFICATION, ALKALI, ALKALINITY] acid deposition The transfer of acidic substances of ANTHROPOGENIC origin ( primarily derived from the combustion of FOSSIL FUELS) to the Earth's surface, including DRY ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

The wet forms, popularly called “acid rain,” can fall to earth as rain, snow, or fog. The dry forms are acidic ...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

substance more acid; acid rain causes acidified lakes with no fish population 0 acidity ..••-.•J.•: noun level of acid in a solution; the alkaline solution may help to reduce acidity COMMENTi acidity and alkalinity are shown according to the pH ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald R. Pitzl

Acid rain Acculturation in the United States is, of course, related to the notion of the melting pot, the idea that any and all culture groups migrating to the United States would undergo a complete and unequivocal "Americanization.

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Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer. (Drew Lewis)
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