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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach.
  • n. A substance, such as magnesia or sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity, especially in the stomach.
  • adj. Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially in the stomach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In therapeutics, an alkali used as a remedy for acidity in the stomach.
  • Counteracting acidity.
  • Also written anti-acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
  • adj. acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)

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