acid

I.
/ˈæsəd / (say 'asuhd)

noun
1. Chemistry a compound (usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralising alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper) containing hydrogen which can be replaced by certain metals or an electropositive group to form a salt. Acids are proton donors, and yield hydronium ions in water solution.
2. a substance with a sour taste.
adjective
3. Chemistry
a. belonging or relating to acids or the anhydrides of acids.
b. having only a part of the hydrogen of an acid replaced by a metal or its equivalent: an acid phosphate, acid carbonate, etc.
4. tasting sharp or sour: *Leila's mother said loquats might be acid for the baby. –elizabeth jolley, 1988.
5. sour; sharp; ill-tempered: *And so on to a somewhat acid wrangle –henry handel richardson, 1925.
6. Geology (of igneous rocks) containing 66 per cent or more silica.
phrase
7. come the acid over, NZ Colloquial to act sharply or viciously towards.
8. put the acid on, Colloquial to ask something of (someone) in such a manner that refusal is difficult; pressure (someone): *I'll tell every feller I know she's easy, and she won't be able to go down the street without having the acid put on her. –ruth park, 1949. {Phrase Origin: defs 8 and 9 from the concept of an acid test. See acid test (def. 2).}
9. take the acid off, Colloquial to cease to pressure (someone).
{Latin acidus sour}
acidly, adverb
II.
/ˈæsəd / (say 'asuhd) Colloquial

noun
1. LSD.
phrase
2. drop acid, to take LSD.
{from (lysergic) acid (diethylamide)}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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