Definition of antacid in English:

antacid

Line breaks: ant|acid
Pronunciation: /anˈtasɪd
 
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adjective

(Chiefly of a medicine) preventing or correcting acidity, especially in the stomach: I prescribed a kaolin antacid mixture these drugs have an antacid and analgesic effect
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  • The Pharmacy stocks a number of antacid preparations.
  • Examples of antacid brands include Rennies and Gaviscon.
  • Of course over-the-counter antacid pills (cimtidine and ranitidine) are available, but I really prefer to avoid possible side-effects they may cause.

noun

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An antacid medicine.
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  • These familiar antacids were medicine chest staples.
  • This medicine contains antacids that can keep other medicines from working properly if the 2 medicines are taken too close together.
  • For example, antacids, antibiotics, and oral contraceptives alter your body's absorption of several B vitamins.

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