n. pH values below 7; taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
High acidity and elevated levels of metals can seriously impair the ability of water bodies to support life, resulting in a decline in species diversity.
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Over the whole field, previously so gaily beautiful with the glitter of bayonets and cloudlets of smoke in the morning sun, there now spread a mist of damp and smoke and a strange acid smell of saltpeter and blood.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
We melt strange metals, and we mix acids, and we cut open the bodies of the animals which we find in the City Cesspool.
The sensation was like being touched in the marrow with some pungent and searching acid, it set my very teeth on edge.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
In the bottle the acids were long ago resolved; the imperial dye had softened with time, As the colour grows richer in stained windows; and the glow of hot autumn afternoons on hillside vineyards was ready to be set free and to disperse the fogs of London.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Comrades, we shall overthrow the government as true as there are fifteen intermediary acids between margaric acid and formic acid; however, that is a matter of perfect indifference to me.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The walk revived her spirits, and flattering herself that she had made good bargains, she trudged home again, after buying a very young lobster, some very old asparagus, and two boxes of acid strawberries.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Bubbles of carbonic acid gas will rise to the surface and burst, and make rings two or three feet wide.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context