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acid

1. any substance that dissociates in water to yield a sour corrosive solution containing hydrogen ions, having a pH of less than 7, and turning litmus red
2. a slang name for LSD
3. Chem
a. of, derived from, or containing acid
b. being or having the properties of an acid
4. (of rain, snow, etc.) containing pollutant acids in solution
5. (of igneous rocks) having a silica content of more than 60% of the total and containing at least one tenth quartz
6. Metallurgy of or made by a process in which the furnace or converter is lined with an acid material

What does it mean when you dream about acid?

Can refer to something eating away at one’s insides. Alternatively, maybe an idea, a relationship, or a product is going through the “acid test.” Might also allude to an “acid tongue.”

acid

[′as·əd]
(chemistry)
Any of a class of chemical compounds whose aqueous solutions turn blue litmus paper red, react with and dissolve certain metals to form salts, and react with bases to form salts.
A compound capable of transferring a hydrogen ion in solution.
A substance that ionizes in solution to yield the positive ion of the solvent.
A molecule or ion that combines with another molecule or ion by forming a covalent bond with two electrons from the other species.

ACID

(programming)
A mnemonic for the properties a transaction should have to satisfy the Object Management Group Transaction Service specifications. A transaction should be Atomic, its result should be Consistent, Isolated (independent of other transactions) and Durable (its effect should be permanent).

The Transaction Service specifications which part of the Object Services, an adjunct to the CORBA specifications.

ACID

(Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) The properties of a transaction in a well-designed database management system (DBMS). The transaction must be ATOMIC (all updating tasks must be completed or nothing is done), CONSISTENT (it cannot leave the database in a state that violates any integrity rules), ISOLATED (remain invisible to other operations until completed) and DURABLE (will complete or be reversed if the system fails in the interim).
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Every AmLactin[R] product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid therapy to exfoliate and hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
Every AmLactin product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid therapy to exfoliate and hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
The high-tech stuff `It uses glycolic acid - an alpha-hydroxy acid from sugar cane (see, it's not so bad) - to penetrate the skin, loosening the glue-like cement that holds the cells together and that can result in rough skin, discolouration, ageing and other skin sins.
It's important to shower immediately after working out and follow up with a moisturizer that contains alpha-hydroxy acid, like AmLactin.
Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care AmLactin[R] moisturizers contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are effective at exfoliating and hydrating the skin.
Unlike other exfoliating products on the market that may be gritty and can cause the skin to feel dry, Exfoliating Minerals' newest facial cleanser is gel-based and offers gentle exfoliation using natural alpha-hydroxy acids from fruit.
She continues, "I love how this cream is made with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Collagen and Vitamin E -- it's very nourishing to my skin.
El Segundo, CA, his office was among the first to bring alpha-hydroxy acids to the field of dermatology and topical skin care in 1989.
Few 100% organic soaps exist on the market today and nothing can beat the unique properties of camel milk which is rich in anti-oxidants and Alpha-Hydroxy acids that offer unique anti-ageing properties reducing ageing spots and pigmentation while making the skin plump and smooth with less wrinkles," commented Monal Zeidan, co-founder of camel milk soap.