, more acidifying, most acidifying
Regarding the convertion into an acid; concerning the power to change into an acid. Oxygen is called the acidifying principle or element.
acidimeter (s) (noun)
, acidimeters (pl)
An instrument for measuring the strength or amount of pungent elements in a solution: By using an acidimeter in winemaking, the amount of acids contained in the wine can be determined
acidimetry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The chemical process of measuring the strength of acids: Acidimetry is the procedure of determining the quantity of pure free acid contained in a liquid.
acidism, acidismus (s) (noun) (no pl)
A condition due to the introduction into the body of acids from outside the body: Acidism pertains to a poisoning which has entered externally into a living being.
acidity (s) (noun)
, acidities (pl)
1. The quality or state of being acid or sour; sourness, tartness, sharpness to the taste: The acidity of the lemon made Susan's face all distorted and twisted!
2. The amount or level of acid in a substance: The methods of organic farming seems to prevent the contamination of soil and water by the avoidance of chemical usage that would induce or increase acidity in the soil.
, acidizes; acidized; acidizing
To impregnate with acid, to acidify: At Joe's firm the specialist decided to acidize an oil well in order to expand the pores in the adjacent rocks which would induce the flow of water, oil, etc. and neutralize the lime.
, more acidly, most acidly
Descriptive of how a person responds in a cutting and harsh way; acerbically: Mike's next-door neighbor acidly remarked that he shouldn't kick balls toward his garden or house.
acidness (s) (noun) (no pl)
The quality of being acid, degree of acidity; sourness: Meg remarked that the acidness of the dry wine wasn't to her taste, and she liked sweet wines better!
, more acidogenic, most acidogenic
Concerning something that produces acid or acidity: Bacteria is acidogenic and can cause acidity, especially in urine.
Similar to or like acid: Some substances can be acidoid in that they are comparable to an acid.
acidoid (s) (noun)
, acidoids (pl)
A substance that is one of the divers water-soluble compounds: An acidoid can be something that has a sour or bitter taste, is able to turn litmus red, and responds with a base to form acetate.
acidophil, acidophile (s) (noun)
: acidophils; acidophiles (pl)
1. A living thing that grows well in a highly acid or sour media: Some bacteria are acidophils and can be single-celled or noncellular organisms not requiring chlorophyll.
2. A substance or tissue that can discolor easily with an acid dye: Acidophils can be alpha cells in the anterior pituitary that can stain readily with acidic dyes.
, more acidophilic, most acidophilic
1. A reference to organisms that thrive in a bitter or pungent environment: An acidophilic
microorganism grows well in a highly acrid medium.
A minute organism can be acidophilic in that it can or must live in a caustic situation (pH below 6).
2. Referring to anything that is easily stained with acid dye: Acidophilic tissue parts can be stained red by using the combination of crocein scarlet and acidic fuchsine dyes.
acidophily (s) (noun)
, acidophilies (pl)
1. A situation in which an element thrives in a pungent medium or in a substance that is sour: Acidophily is an organism's ability to grow in an acidic habitat (pH below 5.5) and therefore having a high density of protons.
2. A condition in which a substance has an affinity for acid dyes: Acidophily can denote a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin which is a red fluorescent dye that is used in cosmetics or as a biological stain for studying cell structures.
3. A circumstance in which microorganisms or plants flourish in acetous habitats that are very sour: Acidophily is a situation of vegetation growing successfully in acidic environments.
acidophobe (s) (noun)
, acidophobes (pl)
An organism that is intolerant of acidic habitats: Ancidophobes can include plants, bacteria, animals, chemical compounds, and protozoa.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "sour, sharp":
acies- (not "sour");
acuto- (not "sour");
pung- (not "sour").