acidity

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From French acidité, from Latin aciditātem, accusative singular of aciditās (sourness, acidity), from acidus (sour, acid). See acid.

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acidity (plural acidities)

  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.
    Empty stomachs lead to acidity and leave a sour taste in the mouth.
  3. (pathology) Excessive acid quality, as in gastric secretions.

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