dihydroxyisovaleric acid

  • 1 acid head — {n.}, {slang} A regular user of LSD on whom the hallucinogenic drug has left a visible effect. * /The reason John acts so funny is that he is a regular acid head./ …

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  • 2 acid rock — {n.}, {slang} A characteristic kind of rock in which loudness and beat predominate over melody; especially such music as influenced by drug experiences. * /John is a regular acid rock freak./ …

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  • 3 acid head — {n.}, {slang} A regular user of LSD on whom the hallucinogenic drug has left a visible effect. * /The reason John acts so funny is that he is a regular acid head./ …

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  • 4 acid rock — {n.}, {slang} A characteristic kind of rock in which loudness and beat predominate over melody; especially such music as influenced by drug experiences. * /John is a regular acid rock freak./ …

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  • 5 1-heptanecarboxylic acid — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …

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  • 6 1-naphthoic acid — Naphthoic Naph*tho ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; used to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids of the general formula {C10H7.COOH}, such as {1 naphthoic acid}.… …

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  • 7 Acetous acid — Acetous A*ce tous (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] 1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid. An acetous spirit. Boyle. A liquid of an acetous kind. Bp. Lowth. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as,… …

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  • 8 acetyl-acrylic acid — Tetrinic Te*trin ic, a. [See {Tetra }.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex ketonic acid, {C5H6O3}, obtained as a white crystalline substance; so called because once supposed to contain a peculiar radical of four carbon atoms.… …

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  • 9 Acid — Ac id, a. [L. acidus sour, fr. the root ak to be sharp: cf. F. acide. Cf. {Acute}.] 1. Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour tempered. [1913 Webster] He was stern and… …

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  • 10 Acid — Ac id, n. 1. A sour substance. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized… …

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  • 11 Acid albumin — Albumin Al*bu min, n. (Chem.) A thick, viscous nitrogenous substance, which is the chief and characteristic constituent of white of eggs and of the serum of blood, and is found in other animal substances, both fluid and solid, also in many plants …

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  • 12 Acid amide — Amide Am ide (?; 277), n. [Ammonia + ide.] (Chem.) A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.… …

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  • 13 acid green — Green Green (gr[=e]n), n. 1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. [1913 Webster] 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village… …

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  • 14 acid potassium tartrate — Cream Cream (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and… …

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  • 15 Acid process — Ac id proc ess (Iron Metal.) That variety of either the Bessemer or the open hearth process in which the converter or hearth is lined with acid, that is, highly siliceous, material. Opposed to {basic process}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 16 Acid salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …

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  • 17 acid sodium carbonate — Sodium bicarbonate Sodium bicarbonate, a white crystalline substance, {HNaCO3}, with a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is found in many mineral springs and also produced artificially,. It is used in cookery, in… …

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  • 18 acid-forming — adj. 1. yielding an acid in aqueous solution [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 19 acid-loving — adj. 1. thriving in a relatively acid environment; especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7 {alkaline loving} [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 20 acid-wash — v. 1. to wash (blue jeans) in acid, so as to cause the color to fade. [WordNet 1.5] …

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