Meaning of ACIDITY in English


əˈsidəd.ē, aˈ-, -ətē, -i noun

( -es )

Etymology: French or Latin; French acidité, from Latin aciditat-, aciditas, from acidus acid, sour + -itat-, -itas -ity — more at acid


a. : the quality, state, or degree of being sour or chemically acid : sourness , tartness

the acidity of lemon juice

b. : the quality or state of being abnormally or excessively acid : hyperacidity

acidity of the stomach

— not used technically

c. : a tartness or sharpness in the taste of wine due to the presence of fruit acids

2. : the quality, state, or degree of being acid (as in manner)

talking with her usual slightly envious acidity — Mary Deasy

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.