Noun Acidity Definition and Examples







The level of acid in substances such as water, soil, or wine.
  1. 'In trying to link the acidity of rainfall to the acidity of soils and water it is essential to understand the role that soils play in releasing chemicals into solution as a result of natural weathering.'
  2. 'When acid rain falls in lakes and rivers, it increases the acidity of the water and can kill or seriously damage aquatic organisms.'
  3. 'Organic farming has many benefits to the environment since it prevents soil and water contamination by chemicals which reduce soil fertility and increase acidity.'
  4. 'On a very basic level, vinegar or lemon juice add flavour to fish, so it seems natural to drink a wine with high acidity with seafood.'
  5. 'It does not follow that soil acidity bears any relation to wine acidity.'
  6. 'In general, warmer New World countries, such as Australia, produce white wines of lower acidity.'
  7. 'Pine needles tend to increase the acidity of the soil so they work best around acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons and blueberries.'
  8. 'In the case of acid soils, burning decreases acidity, which starts to increase again during the planting period.'
  9. 'The skeletal remains were in poor condition, probably as the result of soil acidity and the shallow depth of many of the burials.'
  10. 'In the 1960s and 1970s, fish stocks were depleted in a large number of Scandinavian lakes and this occurred at exactly the same time as an increase in the acidity of the lake water.'
  11. 'smoking does not affect gastric acidity'
  12. 'In addition, it may be worthwhile to measure gastric acidity in such patients and to consider replacement hydrochloric acid therapy at mealtime for those who are hypochlorhydric.'
  13. 'This may provide the advantage of enhanced delivery and absorption in the small intestines by protecting long-chain fatty acids from hydrolysis in gastric acidity.'
  14. 'They actually have a balancing effect in the digestive tract, for whilst stimulating the flow of digestive juices, they can counteract excess acidity in the stomach.'
  15. 'Duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers seem to develop along different pathways, involving high and low gastric acidity, respectively.'
  16. 'This definitely is a bane as complaints of constipation, acidity, obesity, indigestion, etc., are rampant among the youth.'
  17. 'Pregnant women may be at higher risk of traveler's diarrhea than nonpregnant women because of lowered gastric acidity and increased gastrointestinal transit time.'
  18. 'Days on the road together with bad food have worn down Nambiar's health and he now suffers from acidity and dyspepsia.'
  19. 'Other infections are associated with normal or elevated gastric acidity, and may lead to duodenal ulcers.'
  20. 'Excessive acidity and osmotic pressure in the gastric effluent can also retard emptying.'
  21. 'The betaine in this compound does not alter gastric acidity, but simply ‘delivers’ the hydrochloric acid.'
Bitterness or sharpness in a person's remarks or tone.
  1. 'Marcus winced at the acidity in her tone.'
  2. 'I had to try really, really hard to instil some acidity into my voice.'
  3. 'Even watching him now you are struck by the speed and smoothness of his delivery and the acidity of his remarks.'
((n.) The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice.)


1. the quality or state of being acid.

2. sourness; tartness.

3. excessive acid quality, as of the gastric juice.


"There can be acidity problems."
"There can be acidity rates."
"There can be acidity readings."
"There can be acidity presents."
"There can be acidity essentials."
"There can be acidity crudes."
"waters can have acidities."
"urines can have acidities."
"rains can have acidities."
"soils can have acidities."
"rainfalls can have acidities."
"precipitations can have acidities."
"phs can have acidities."
"lakes can have acidities."
"acidities can be in places."
"acidities can be over times."
"acidities can be on palates."
"vinegars can have acidities."
"streams can have acidities."
"rainwaters can have acidities."

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