What does antacid mean?

antacid meaning in General Dictionary

a fix for acidity of tummy as an alkali or absorbent

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  • acting to neutralize acid (especially when you look at the tummy)
  • an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the tummy)
  • a fix for acidity for the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent.
  • Counteractive of acidity.

antacid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1732, adjective and noun, medical hybrid from anti- + acid.


antacid meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An answer for acidity associated with belly, as an alkali or absorbent.

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  • (a.) Counteractive of acidity.