Definition of Acid rain

1. Noun. Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water.

Exact synonyms: Acid Precipitation
Generic synonyms: Air Pollution

Definition of Acid rain

1. Noun. Rain which is unusually acidic (pH of less than the natural range of 5 to 6); caused mainly by atmospheric pollution with sulphur dioxide and nitrogen compounds. ¹

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Medical Definition of Acid rain

1. This is rain which has turned acidic because of the presence of sulphur or nitrogen oxides (both created from burning coal and other fossil fuels) in the atmosphere. Acid rain is a serious environmental problem, it can kill trees and harm plants and animals in lakes and ponds. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acid Rain

acid of air
acid of amber
acid of ants
acid of apples
acid of lemon
acid of milk
acid of salt
acid of sugar
acid oxide
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acid phosphatase
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acid radical
acid rain (current term)
acid rains
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acid seromucoid
acid soluble spore protein
acid stain
acid sulfate
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Literary usage of Acid rain

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1. Access EPA: Clearinghouses and Hotlines (1994)
"Description of Services: The acid rain Hotline records questions and disseminates EPA documents related to the acid rain Program to all interested parties. ..."

2. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"Another environmental concern is acid rain. The combustion of fossil fuels ... For an indepth discussion of acid rain, the reader is referred to the OTA ..."

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