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Sour vs. Acid

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sour and Acid is that the Sour is a sense that detects types of chemicals that touch the tongue and Acid is a type of chemical substance that reacts with a base.

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  • Sour (adjective)

    Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.

    "Lemons have a sour taste."

  • Sour (adjective)

    Made rancid by fermentation, etc.

    "sour milk"

    "rfex|en"

  • Sour (adjective)

    Tasting or smelling rancid.

    "sour stink"

    "rfex|en"

  • Sour (adjective)

    Peevish or bad-tempered.

    "He gave me a sour look."

  • Sour (adjective)

    Excessively acidic and thus infertile.

    "sour land"

    "a sour marsh"

  • Sour (adjective)

    Containing excess sulfur.

    "rfex|en"

  • Sour (adjective)

    Unfortunate or unfavorable.

  • Sour (adjective)

    Off-pitch, out of tune.

  • Sour (noun)

    The sensation of a sour taste.

    "rfex|en"

  • Sour (noun)

    A lemon or lime juice and sugar.

    "rfex|en"

  • Sour (noun)

    Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.

  • Sour (noun)

    A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.

  • Sour (verb)

    To make sour.

    "Too much lemon juice will sour the recipe."

  • Sour (verb)

    To become sour.

  • Sour (verb)

    To spoil or mar; to make disenchanted.

  • Sour (verb)

    To become disenchanted.

    "We broke up after our relationship soured."

  • Sour (verb)

    To make (soil) cold and unproductive.

  • Sour (verb)

    To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.

  • Acid (adjective)

    Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar.

    "acid fruits or liquors"

  • Acid (adjective)

    Sour-tempered.

  • Acid (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an acid; acidic.

  • Acid (adjective)

    Denoting a musical genre that is a distortion (as if hallucinogenic) of an existing genre, as in acid house, acid jazz, acid rock.

  • Acid (noun)

    A sour substance.

  • Acid (noun)

    Any of several classes of compound having the following properties:-

  • Acid (noun)

    Any of a class of water-soluble compounds, having sour taste, that turn blue litmus red, and react with some metals to liberate hydrogen, and with bases to form salts.

  • Acid (noun)

    Any compound that easily donates protons; a Brønsted acid

  • Acid (noun)

    lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Sour (adjective)

    Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.

  • Sour (adjective)

    Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.

  • Sour (adjective)

    Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply.

  • Sour (adjective)

    Afflictive; painful.

  • Sour (adjective)

    Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.

  • Sour (noun)

    A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.

  • Sour

    To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.

  • Sour

    To make cold and unproductive, as soil.

  • Sour

    To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.

  • Sour

    To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly.

  • Sour

    To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.

  • Sour (verb)

    To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.

  • Acid (adjective)

    Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.

  • Acid (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction.

  • Acid (noun)

    A sour substance.

  • Acid (noun)

    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 by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sour (noun)

    a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar

  • Sour (noun)

    the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

  • Sour (noun)

    the property of being acidic

  • Sour (verb)

    go sour or spoil;

    "The milk has soured"

    "The wine worked"

    "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

  • Sour (verb)

    make sour or more sour

  • Sour (adjective)

    smelling of fermentation or staleness

  • Sour (adjective)

    having a sharp biting taste

  • Sour (adjective)

    one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons

  • Sour (adjective)

    in an unpalatable state;

    "sour milk"

  • Sour (adjective)

    inaccurate in pitch;

    "a false (or sour) note"

    "her singing was off key"

  • Sour (adjective)

    showing a brooding ill humor;

    "a dark scowl"

    "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"

    "a glum, hopeless shrug"

    "he sat in moody silence"

    "a morose and unsociable manner"

    "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"

    "a sour temper"

    "a sullen crowd"

  • Acid (noun)

    any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

  • Acid (noun)

    street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

  • Acid (adjective)

    harsh or corrosive in tone;

    "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"

    "a barrage of acid comments"

    "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"

    "bitter words"

    "blistering criticism"

    "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"

    "a sulfurous denunciation"

  • Acid (adjective)

    containing acid;

    "an acid taste"

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