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antacid (n.)

"alkali used as a remedy for acidity in the stomach," 1732, medical hybrid from anti- (which is shortened to ant- before vowels and -h-) + acid (n.). Also from 1732 as an adjective.

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Definitions of antacid
1
antacid (n.)
an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach);
Synonyms: gastric antacid / alkalizer / alkaliser / antiacid
2
antacid (adj.)
acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach);
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