acidic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj acidic being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
    • adj acidic being sour to the taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.
    • Acidic Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic.
    • Acidic of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid, as an acidic solution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Vineger was the strongest acid known in the ancient times.
    • acidic Acid: in chem., applied to the acid element, as silicon, in certain salts: opposed to basic.
    • acidic Containing a large amount of the acid element: as, the acidic feldspars, which contain 60 per cent. or more of silica.
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
  • Andrew Jensen
    Andrew Jensen
    “The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.”
  • Lord Trent
    Lord Trent
    “I learned very early in my life in Whitehall, the acid test of any political question is; What is the Alternative?”
  • Dorothy Parker
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    “Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.”

Idioms

Acid test - An acid test is something that proves whether something is good, effective, etc, or not.
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Usage

In literature:

ACIDS, to remove stains caused by acids.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It will be adviseable to exhibit such remedies as, Peruvian bark; sarsaparilla; elm bark; mineral acids.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The effect of citric acid in the above quantity is to make the jelly clearer.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Perhaps the antiseptic power of these kinds of air may be in proportion to their acidity.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Find the bottle marked "HCl, dilute 1-3," in which the acid is already diluted.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The lime in them is combined with phosphoric and carbonic acid.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
I remember when I mixed the sulphuric acid with water that I learned to pour the acid into the water and not the other way around.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Citric Citric acid Acid of lemons.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
If you plant pomice, put in a little lime or ashes to counteract the acid.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Such a series of typical compounds are the benzene dicarboxylic acids (phthalic acids), C6H4(COOH)2.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
He is the first to describe nitric acid and aqua regia.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
He was quite dead, however; a bottle, marked "Prussic Acid," was in his hand.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
If a strong acid such as carbolic acid or a strong alkali such as ammonia has been taken, do not cause vomiting.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
I'd take Garth, bound tight, some guns, and the acid along as gilt-edge securities.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
Chromic acid in sulphuric acid solutions effects a complete oxidation, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Sucrose is readily hydrolized, either by acids or enzymes.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Marine animals consume oxygen and give off carbonic acid; while marine plants consume carbonic acid and liberate oxygen.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Hydrocyanic acid gas against household insects 318-320 Proportion of ingredients.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Chlorine and nitric acid oxidize it to benzil; chromic acid mixture and potassium permanganate, to benzoic acid and benzaldehyde.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Your father has not died from an overdose of chloral as I had at first supposed, but from a deadly dose of prussic acid.
"One of My Sons" by Anna Katharine Green
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In poetry:

You acid-blue metallic bird,
You thick bird with a strong crest
Who are you?
Whose boss are you, with all your bully way?
You copper-sulphate blue-bird!
"The Blue Jay" by D H Lawrence
How dang'rous is the fruit, whose acid juice
Corrodes the teeth of all human race?
Be thou not one of those, my son, who chuse
To feed on fruits like them, in any case.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Eating their flesh, half-savage with black fur.
Acid and gipsy-sweet, I thought of her,
Isabella, the dead girl, who has lingered on
Defiantly when all have gone away,
In an old orchard where swallows never stir.
"Wild Grapes" by Kenneth Slessor
When once the twilight locks no longer
Locked in the long worm of my finger
Nor damned the sea that sped about my fist,
The mouth of time sucked, like a sponge,
The milky acid on each hinge,
And swallowed dry the waters of the breast.
"When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer" by Dylan Thomas
Every smile, every word, every move you make,
as falling bodies to my earth, I press;
as into metal acids eat and ache,
I etch you in my brains with instinct's stress,
beautiful shapeliness,
your substance fills the essence they partake.
"Ode [Óda]" by Attila Jozsef
Yonder there flow, untwining and twining their loops anew!
The mighty, silvery rivers, through the translucent night;
And a glint as of wondrous acids sparkles with magic light
the cup that the lake outstretches towards the mountains blue.
"The Glory Of The Heavens" by Emile Verhaeren

In news:

Is there a paint suitable for a chromic acid storage tank.
I have a customer that has two tanks that hold chromic acid.
Chromic Acid Anodizing Zone.
I have a customer that has two tanks that hold chromic acid .
Kptm.com Benefit6 Whole Body Protection, a New Product by I Do Strive LLC, has Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Chromium Which is Proven to Promote Weight Loss.
Distant precursors of GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS containing large ACID and control.
The abnormally warm — excuse me, I mean hot as boiling acid — summer has heightened my excitement for the return of all things fall, creepy and cold.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase II Results for Obeticholic Acid (INT-747) as Monotherapy in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis .
Sewer authority releases citric acid into system.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority inadvertently released about 400 gallons of a food-grade citric acid mix into its water distribution system Tuesday but said it's received no complaints.
Products Finishing, David S. I would like to set up a citric acid passivation line as follows: heated citric , drag-out tank, three cascading unheated rinse tanks and possibly a heated rinse to help in drying.
Is citric acid good or bad for marble.
Products Finishing, David S. I would like to set up a citric acid passivation line as follows: heated citric, drag-out tank, three cascading unheated rinse tanks and possibly a heated rinse to help in drying.
Tuna fish was an item to stock up on: it contained omega-3 fatty acids.
The clot -boosting drug, tranexamic acid, was used by the British and American militaries in Afghanistan and spread to some civilian hospitals.
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In science:

The modification of the wobble base of tRNA(Glu) modulates the translation rate of glutamic acid codons in vivo. J.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Kinetics of Biopolymerization on Nucleic Acid Templates.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Gamma Distribution Analysis of Protein Sequences shows that Amino Acids Self Cluster. J.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
While all the information required for the folding of a protein is contained in its amino acid sequence, one has not yet learned how to extract this information to predict the three–dimensional, biologically active, native conformation of a protein whose sequence is known.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
In particular, in the tight correspondence existing between the one dimensional (1D) structure of a protein (sequence of amino acids) and the native structure onto which it folds (3D structure, cf.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
An even more elusive goal is the prediction of the catalytic activity of an enzyme from its amino acid sequence.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
First, DNA sequencing is relatively quick, and vast quantities of amino acid sequences data have become available through international efforts.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
But we can use protein engineering (that is introduce point mutations in the amino acid sequence) and other experimental procedures to make changes in existing proteins.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
This road is not open to the virus to escape the action of non– conventional drugs since a mutation of an amino acid participating in the folding nucleus will lead to the denaturation of the protein.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
He observed that, independently on the past history of the solution, when this is driven back to physiological conditions, a protein (characterized by a given amino acid sequence) folds always to the same equilibrium conformation.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
This result proves that the information about the unique equilibrium conformation of a protein1 and about the pathway to reach it is completely encoded in the amino acid sequence.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Few exceptions span the order of magnitude of minutes, because of some lengthy, although not very common, structural change taking place inside one of the twenty types of amino acids (i.e., proline).
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Here α and β label two sequences, while σi indicates the type of amino acid occupying site i, while N is the length of the sequence.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
The typical distribution p(qseq ) of the order parameter displays two peaks, one around qseq ≈ 1, corresponding to sequences which are different for few amino acids, and the other around qseq ≈ 0.1, corresponding to sequences whose similarity is comparable to that of random sequences .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
This quantity can be simply calculated counting the different types of amino acids which occupy each site in the set of analogous sequences.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
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