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Meaning of ANTACID

Pronunciation:  ant'asid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
  2. [adj]  acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)

ANTACID is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alkaliser, alkalizer, antiacid, counteractive, gastric antacid
 See Also: agent, Alka-seltzer, Brioschi, Bromo-seltzer, cimetidine, Maalox, Mylanta, omeprazole, Pepto-bismal, Prilosec, ranitidine, Rolaids, Tagamet, Tums, Zantac



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ant*ac"id\, n. [Pref. anti- + acid.] (Med.)
A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or
absorbent. -- a. Counteractive of acidity.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Neutralizes acid. In medical terms, the neutralized acid is located in the stomach, esophagus or first part of the duodenum.
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