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antacid

Pronunciation: ant-as′id

Definition:

  1. Neutralizing an acid.
  2. Any agent that reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion (calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide).

Synonym(s): antiacid

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