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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 previewAgriculture in Dry Lands (2012)

Principles and Practice by I. Arnon

Acidity (pH< 7) Though most dry-zone soils tend to be more or less alkaline, and excessive acidity is a rare occurrence, a considerable number of agricultural soils in the southwestern United States and elsewhere are slightly acidic (F ocht and ...

Google previewThe Hamptons Diet (2009)

Lose Weight Quickly and Safely with the Doctor's Delicious Meal Plans by Fred Pescatore

An oil's free fatty acidity is a direct measure of the oil's quality and reflects the care taken from harvest to extraction to the sale and consumption of the oil. Measuring FFA (free fatty acidity) is a simple procedure performed on all edible oils.

Google previewFundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry (2003)

by L. B. McCarty

The active acidity is a measurement of the free hydrogen ions (H~) in the soil that are easily removed from the binding sites on the soil colloid. In a routine pH determination, as reported by soil test laboratories, it is the active acidity that is ...

Google previewHandbook of Food Analysis, Third Edition - Two Volume Set (2015)

by Leo M.L. Nollet, Fidel Toldra

Volatile acidity refers to the steam distillable acids present in foods. The predominant volatile acid found in food is acetic...

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. Kraft reported increasing amounts of antibodies to bovine serum albumin (BSA) in adults with ...

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, such ...

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 previewEquine Internal Medicine (2009)

by Stephen M. Reed, Warwick M. Bayly, Debra C. Sellon

1,19 Gastric acidity is an important defense mechanism for preventing live organisms from reaching the intestine.19 Altering the gastric pH ...

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 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 previewThrive Fitness (2009)

by Brendan Brazier

And because acidity is a stressor, it raises cortisol levels, which results in impaired sleep quality. To help your muscles recover and to lower your cortisol levels, consume highly alkalizing foods, such as those rich in chlorophyll, soon after exer- ...

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 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 previewElectrochemical Dictionary (2012)

by Allen J. Bard, György Inzelt, Fritz Scholz

HA and A, the acidity constant Ka and the basicity constant Kb are related to each other by the equation Kauto D KaKb, where Kauto is the ! autoprotolysis constant of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (2011)

by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

ACIDITY OF GLACIER ICE Cunde Xiao State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, China Synonyms Acidity of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine (1831)

Designed for Popular Use. Containing an Account of Diseases and Their Treatment, Including Those Most Frequent in Warm Climates ... by Alexander Macaulay

ACIDITY of the Stomach. A disagreeable sensation as of sour air or liquids discharged upwards from the stomach. Many articles of diet are apt to cause this acidity in stomachs whose powers of diges- tionareimpaired; andinsome constitutions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

This titration is a measure of the buffering capacity of the milk and is termed the ' initial acidity'. The buffering capacity is the molar quantity of acid or base ('strong' meaning completely dissociated in the experimental pH range) required per unit ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology (2009)

by Bruce E. Johansen

Acidity. and. Rising. Carbon-Dioxide. Levels. in. the. Oceans. By the early years of the twenty-first century, carbon dioxide levels were rising in the oceans more rapidly than any time since the age of the dinosaurs, according to work published ...

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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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