Acidic vs Acidulous - What's the difference?

acidic | acidulous |


As adjectives the difference between acidic and acidulous

is that acidic is (chemistry) having a ph less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red while acidulous is slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.

acidic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (chemistry) Having a pH less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red.
  • (mineralogy) Containing a high percentage of silica; opposed to basic.
  • Of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid.
  • an acidic solution

    Synonyms

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    Antonyms

    * basic

    References

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    acidulous

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.
  • * Edmund Burke
  • an acidulous tincture
  • * 1931': He talked with '''acidulous tolerance of the exalted personages who had sent Ashenden to X. -- , ''His Excellency