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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt. Also: Harsh or corrosive in tone.

Usage examples (3)
  • Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured.
  • When you talk about all-meat, can you please include some thoughts on long-term acid-base balance?
  • And probably at least one pair in acid-washed, now that I think about it, though none stands out in my memory. for more
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