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acidic
1. Sour or bitter in taste.
2. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, an acid.
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(Greek: sharp, acute, pointed, keen; sour, acid, acidic, pungent)
(Greek > Latin: wood sorrel; the leaves of the wood sorrel are acidic to the taste)
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acid rain (s) (noun), acidic rain, acidic precipitation; acid rains, acidic rains, acidic precipitations (pl)
1. Rain, or other precipitation that has an excessive concentration of sulfuric or nitric acids.
2. A popular term for the atmospheric deposition of acidified rain, snow, sleet, hail, acidifying gases and particles, as well as, acidified fog and cloud water.
3. Rain, snow, sleet or fog water having a pH less than 5.65.
4. The deposition of acidifying substances from the atmosphere during a precipitation event.
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Describing igneous rocks having silica (SiO2) content greater than two-thirds of total constituents; such as, rhyolite, granite, etc.
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