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Definition of the noun acidity

What does acidity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acidities

  1. the property of being acidic
  2. the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
  3. pH values below 7
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • antonym: alkalinity
    • more generic terms: pH / pH scale = the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter
    • more specific word: hyperacidity = excessive acidity

Alternative definition of the noun acidity


  1. The quality or state of being acid
  2. The quality of sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste, as in the 'acidity' of lemon juice.
  3. [pathology] Excessive acid quality, as in gastric secretions.


"Acidity" is the fifth album by Indonesian avant-garde metal band Kekal. It was recorded in celebration of the band's tenth anniversary, and was an official reunion album for the band. It marked the return of guitarist Leo Setiawan to the band, and includes the vocal talents of founding member Newbabe. The album was released following the band's successful 2004 European mini-tour, and a promotional concert and release party was held for the album on 13 March 2005 in Indonesia. It was considered by many to be the band's strongest work to date, and is one of four albums available for free download from the band on its website.


"Acidity" is a dystopian cyber novelette written by eccentric Pakistani journalist and writer, Nadeem F. Paracha. Written exclusively for the website in 2003, it has gone on to become a controversial cult favorite among many young Pakistanis and Indians.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Dystopia, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Cyberpunk
  • released in (13 years ago)

Phrases with Acidity

  1. Acidity function
  2. Acidity regulator

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acidity

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Google previewTharp & Young on Ice Cream (2012)

An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology by Bruce W. Tharp, L. Steven Young

Apparent acidity is the TA value produced by titrating a dairy product in which no microbiological activity has occurred .

Developed acidity is an increase in titratable acidity that actually results from the conversion of LACTOSE to lactic acid as ...

Google previewInternational Medical and Surgical Survey (1922)

Obstetrics and pediatrics

The actual acidity is the reaction of the gastric juice, or the “active acid,” and is the measure of the dissociated hydrogen ions, no matter whether they are derived from hydrochloric acid, which predominates in the normal stomach, or from lactic ...

Google previewNutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet (2011)

What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About by Monica Reinagel

However, its low acidity means that salad dressings made with it require a lot less oil. Balsamic vinegar can be reduced (concentrated) and used as a glaze for meat, drizzled over roasted vegetables, or even poured on top of sliced fruit.

Google previewMicrobial Toxins and Diarrhoeal Disease (2009)

by CIBA Foundation Symposium

Gastric acidity is an important deterrent to the colonization of the upper small intestine by Gram-positive organisms present in the oral cavity.

Google previewExploring Southern Appalachian Forests (2014)

An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia by Stephanie B. Jeffries, Thomas R. Wentworth

The acidity also means that other essential elements, ...

Google previewFluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice (2011)

by Stephen P. DiBartola

Titratable acidity refers to the amount of strong base needed to titrate a 24-hour urine sample back to a pH of 7.40 and represents the amount of Hþ excreted in the urine in combination with weak acid anions, primarily phosphate. When urine ...

Google previewClear Skin Detox (2014)

A Revolutionary Diet to Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out by Lauren Talbot

Acidity is a breeding ground for disease and bacteria, while in a neutral or slightly alkaline environment, bacteria will not ourish. When the body is alkaline, for instance, it is not capable of catching a cold from the person who sneezes nearby , ...

Google previewMissing Microbes (2014)

How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin J. Blaser, MD

Instead of the ancient equilibrium, now the regulation of immunity, hormones, and gastric acidity is a dance without a part- ner. And like the ending of most long- term relationships, the effects are not just immediate or local; they are lifelong.

Google previewGreat Wine Made Simple (2010)

Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier by Andrea Robinson

As we noted previously, acidity is an important preservative.

Google previewBioinspired and Biomimetic Polymer Systems for Drug and Gene Delivery (2014)

by Zhongwei Gu

Thus, the abnormal tumoral acidity is a stimulus often utilized in drug delivery [79] . Acidic solid tumor interstitium (pH<7) E + A Folate receptor Endosome D Cytosol C B + + + + + + + + + Lysosome pH∼ 4–5 Porous tumor blood capillary ...

Google previewUse of Microbes for the Alleviation of Soil Stresses (2013)

by Mohammad Miransari

acidity is an important factor affecting plant growth worldwide (Iqbal 2012). Soil pH is a highly sensitive factor, as it determines plant's survival, distribution, and its interactions with microorganisms, which are rather vital for the availability of ...

Google previewThe Printing Ink Manual (2012)

by Robert Leach

Its low acidity means that it can be used in conjunction with metallic pigments. In liquid inks careful formulation is required to reduce tack. It is prepared by heating rosin in a stainless steel kettle to approximately 260°C, then slowly adding ...

Google previewAgronomic Handbook (2002)

Management of Crops, Soils and Their Fertility by J. Benton Jones, Jr.

Acidity Refers to the pH of a soil or solution in which the hydrogen ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking (2005)

by André Vanasse, Pierre Drapeau

Balancing the acidity rate is all the more important because acidity varies according to the geographical area where the grapes are grown and the climatic conditions that prevail as they ripen. As we mentioned in Chapter 1, warmer climates ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The principal diseases then, whether local or constitutional, in which the human stomach becomes so affected as to render it a proper subject of medicinal diet, are, acidity, flatulency, heart-burn ; impletion; chronical sick-head-ache and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1903)

Diminished acidity ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2001)

by Robert S. Igoe, Yiu H. Hui

Buffer — Maintains and controls acidity during processing, and maintains acidity within a given range in prepared desserts. • Gelling agent — Controls the gelling mechanism of algin and pectin gels such as desserts and jams. • Coagulating ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3I1D2I1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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