Antacid (noun)

A substance that neutralizes or reduces stomach acidity.

Origin:

The word "antacid" comes from the prefix "anti-" meaning "against" and "acid" which means "a substance that neutralizes acidity".

Examples:

  1. The doctor recommended taking an antacid to relieve her heartburn.
  2. The pharmacist recommended an antacid for upset stomach.
  3. The patient took an antacid to reduce the acidity in their stomach.
  4. The patient took an antacid before eating to prevent indigestion.
  5. The patient took an antacid after eating to neutralize the acid in their stomach.
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