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Acid vs. Base: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Acids are substances that release hydrogen ions (H⁺) in solution, tasting sour; bases release hydroxide ions (OH⁻), tasting bitter and feeling slippery.
Acid vs. Base

Key Differences

An acid is a substance that can donate a hydrogen ion (H⁺) in a chemical reaction. It often has a sour taste and turns blue litmus paper red. Base: In contrast, a base is a substance that can accept a hydrogen ion or release a hydroxide ion (OH⁻). It typically has a bitter taste, feels slippery to touch, and turns red litmus paper blue.
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In aqueous solutions, acids increase the concentration of hydrogen ions. This is exemplified by hydrochloric acid (HCl) dissociating into H⁺ and Cl⁻ ions. Base: Bases, on the other hand, reduce the concentration of hydrogen ions by combining with them or increase the concentration of hydroxide ions, as seen in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) dissociating into Na⁺ and OH⁻ ions.
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The strength of an acid is determined by its ability to donate hydrogen ions. Strong acids completely dissociate in water, while weak acids only partially dissociate. Base: Similarly, bases are classified as strong or weak based on their ability to accept hydrogen ions or release hydroxide ions. Strong bases dissociate completely, whereas weak bases do not.
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Acids react with metals, carbonates, and bases, often producing hydrogen gas, salts, and water, respectively. Base: Bases react with acids to form water and salts, a process known as neutralization. They can also react with fats, often forming soap in a process called saponification.
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In terms of molecular structure, acids often contain hydrogen and a nonmetal, like in hydrochloric acid (HCl) or sulfuric acid (H₂SO₄). Base: Bases often contain a metal and the hydroxide group (OH⁻), such as in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)₂).
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Comparison Chart

PH Value

Below 7
Above 7
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Taste

Sour
Bitter
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Effect on Litmus Paper

Turns Blue to Red
Turns Red to Blue
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Ion Released in Solution

Hydrogen Ion (H⁺)
Hydroxide Ion (OH⁻)
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Texture

No specific texture
Slippery
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Acid and Base Definitions

Acid

Any of a class of compounds that form hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
Sulfuric acid is used in car batteries.
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Base

A chemical substance that can accept hydrogen ions or donate a pair of valence electrons to form a bond.
Soap, a basic substance, helps in cleaning oils and fats.
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Acid

A substance with a pH less than 7.
The acid in stomach aids in digestion.
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Base

A compound that produces hydroxide ions when dissolved in water.
Sodium hydroxide is used in making soap.
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Acid

A sour-tasting material, typically corrosive and reacting with metals.
Hydrochloric acid is used in cleaning agents to remove rust.
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Base

A molecule or other entity that can donate an electron pair in reactions.
Magnesium hydroxide is used as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid.
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Acid

Any of a class of substances whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts.
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Base

The lowest or bottom part
The base of a cliff.
The base of a lamp.
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Acid

A substance that yields hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
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Base

The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
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Acid

A substance that can act as a proton donor.
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Base

The point of attachment of such an organ.
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Acid

A substance that can accept a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
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Base

A supporting part or layer; a foundation
A skyscraper built on a base of solid rock.
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Acid

A substance having a sour taste.
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Base

A basic or underlying element; infrastructure
The nation's industrial base.
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Acid

The quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
Wrote with acid about her first marriage.
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Base

The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
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Acid

(Slang) See LSD1.
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Base

A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent
A paint with an oil base.
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Acid

Of, relating to, or containing an acid.
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Base

The fact, observation, or premise from which a reasoning process is begun.
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Acid

Having a high concentration of acid.
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Base

(Games) A starting point, safety area, or goal.
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Acid

Having the characteristics of an acid.
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Base

(Baseball) Any one of the four corners of an infield, marked by a bag or plate, that must be touched by a runner before a run can be scored.
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Acid

Having a pH of less than 7.
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Base

A center of organization, supply, or activity; a headquarters.
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Acid

Having a relatively high concentration of hydrogen ions.
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Base

The portion of a social organization, especially a political party, consisting of the most dedicated or motivated members.
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Acid

(Geology) Containing a large proportion of silica
Acid rocks.
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Base

A fortified center of operations.
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Acid

Having a sour taste.
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Base

A supply center for a large force of military personnel.
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Acid

Biting, sarcastic, or scornful
An acid wit.
An acid tone of voice.
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Base

A facial cosmetic used to even out the complexion or provide a surface for other makeup; a foundation.
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Acid

Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar.
Acid fruits or liquors
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Base

(Architecture) The lowest part of a structure, such as a wall, considered as a separate unit
The base of a column.
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Acid

(figuratively) Sour-tempered.
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Base

(Heraldry) The lower part of a shield.
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Acid

Of or pertaining to an acid; acidic.
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Base

(Linguistics) A morpheme or morphemes regarded as a form to which affixes or other bases may be added.
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Acid

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

The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is or is thought to be drawn.
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Acid

A sour substance.
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Base

The number that is raised to various powers to generate the principal counting units of a number system. The base of the decimal system, for example, is 10.
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Acid

(chemistry)
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Base

The number raised to the logarithm of a designated number in order to produce that designated number; the number at which a chosen logarithmic scale has the value 1.
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Acid

Any compound which yields H+ ions (protons) when dissolved in water; an Arrhenius acid.
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Base

A line used as a reference for measurement or computations.
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Acid

Any compound that easily donates protons to a base; a Brønsted acid.
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Base

Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.
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Acid

Any compound that can accept a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond; a Lewis acid.
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Base

A substance that yields hydroxide ions when dissolved in water.
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Acid

Any corrosive substance.
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Base

A substance that can act as a proton acceptor.
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Acid

LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide.
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Base

A substance that can donate a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
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Acid

Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.
He was stern and his face as acid as ever.
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Base

The region in a transistor between the emitter and the collector.
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Acid

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

The electrode attached to this region.
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Acid

A sour substance.
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Base

One of the nitrogen-containing purines (adenine and guanine) or pyrimidines (cytosine, thymine, and uracil) that occurs attached to the sugar component of DNA or RNA.
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Acid

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.
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Base

A bass singer or voice.
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Acid

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
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Base

Forming or serving as a base
A base layer of soil.
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Acid

Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
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Base

Situated at or near the base or bottom
A base camp for the mountain climbers.
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Acid

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
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Base

(Chemistry) Of, relating to, or containing a base.
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Acid

Containing acid;
An acid taste
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Base

Having or showing a lack of decency; contemptible, mean-spirited, or selfish.
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Acid

A chemical substance that donates protons or hydrogen ions and/or accepts electrons.
Vinegar, a dilute solution of acetic acid, is used in cooking for its sour taste.
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Base

Being a metal that is of little value.
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Acid

A molecule or other entity that can donate a proton or accept an electron pair in reactions.
Citric acid in lemons gives them their characteristic tart flavor.
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Base

Containing such metals
Base coins.
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Base

(Archaic) Of low birth, rank, or position.
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Base

(Obsolete) Short in stature.
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Base

To form or provide a base for
Based the new company in Portland.
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Base

To find a basis for; establish
Based her conclusions on the report.
A film based on a best-selling novel.
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Base

To assign to a base; station
Troops based in the Middle East.
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Base

Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
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Base

A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.
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Base

The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.
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Base

A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
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The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
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Base

A basic but essential component or ingredient.
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A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.
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Base

(cosmetics) Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.
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Base

(chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
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Base

Important areas in games and sports.
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Base

A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.
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(baseball) One of the four places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out when the ball is in play.
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(architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
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Base

A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
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Base

(botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
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(electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT).
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(geometry) The lowest side of a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
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(heraldry) The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.
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(heraldry) The lower part of the field. See escutcheon.
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Base

(mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.
The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.
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Base

(mathematics) radix.
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Base

(topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
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Base

(topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.
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(group theory) A sequence of elements not jointly stabilized by any nontrivial group element.
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Base

In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.
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(linguistics) A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.
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Base

(music) bass
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The smallest kind of cannon.
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(archaic) The housing of a horse.
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A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mail or other armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
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(obsolete) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
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Base

(obsolete) An apron.
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Base

A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.
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(politics) A group of voters who almost always support a single party's candidates for elected office.
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Base

(Marxism) The forces and relations of production that produce the necessities and amenities of life.
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Base

A material that holds paint or other materials together; a binder.
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Base

(aviation) base leg
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Base

(slang) freebase cocaine
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Base

The game of prisoners' bars.
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Base

Alternative form of BASE
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Base

(transitive) To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.
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Base

(transitive) To be located (at a particular place).
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Base

To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.
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Base

(slang) To freebase.
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Base

(obsolete) Low in height; short.
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Low in place or position.
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(obsolete) Of low value or degree.
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(archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.
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Base

Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.
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Base

Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.
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(of a metal) Not considered precious or noble.
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Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.
Base coin
Base bullion
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(obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.
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Not classical or correct.
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Obsolete form of bass
The base tone of a violin
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Base

(legal) Not held by honourable service.
A base estate is one held by services not honourable, or held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant is a base tenant.
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Base

Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
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Base

Low in place or position.
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Base

Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
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Base

Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Why bastard? wherefore base?
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Base

Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
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Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
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Base

Morally low. Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.
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Base

Not classical or correct.
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Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
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Not held by honorable service; as, a base estate, one held by services not honorable; held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant, a base tenant.
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Base

The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.
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Base

Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.
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The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
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Base

That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.
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The positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid, neutralizes the latter and forms a salt; - applied also to the hydroxides of the positive elements or radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming salts with acids.
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Base

The chief ingredient in a compound.
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Base

A substance used as a mordant.
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The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.
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The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.
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The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.
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Base

A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.
The trebles squeak for fear, the bases roar.
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A place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, etc.
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Base

The smallest kind of cannon.
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Base

That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.
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The basal plane of a crystal.
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Base

The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.
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Base

The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.
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Base

The housing of a horse.
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Base

A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
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Base

The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
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Base

An apron.
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Base

The point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various games.
To their appointed base they went.
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Base

A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.
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Base

A rustic play; - called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.
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Base

Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
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Base

To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; - used with on or upon.
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Base

To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.
If any . . . based his pike.
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Base

To reduce the value of; to debase.
Metals which we can not base.
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Base

Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water;
Bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia
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Base

Installation from which a military force initiates operations;
The attack wiped out our forward bases
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Base

Lowest support of a structure;
It was built on a base of solid rock
He stood at the foot of the tower
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Base

Place that runner must touch before scoring;
He scrambled to get back to the bag
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(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place;
10 is the radix of the decimal system
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Base

The bottom or lowest part;
The base of the mountain
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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment;
The base of the skull
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Base

A lower limit;
The government established a wage floor
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Base

The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained;
The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
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Base

A support or foundation;
The base of the lamp
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The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed;
The base of the triangle
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Base

The most important or necessary part of something;
The basis of this drink is orange juice
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Base

The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
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An intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries
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Base

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;
Thematic vowels are part of the stem
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Base

The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area;
The industrial base of Japan
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Base

The principal ingredient of a mixture;
Glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments
He told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green
Everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base
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Base

A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit;
A tub should sit on its own base
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Base

(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
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Base

Use as a basis for; found on;
Base a claim on some observation
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Base

Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
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Base

Assign to a station
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Base

Serving as or forming a base;
The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats
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Base

(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal;
Base coins of aluminum
A base metal
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Base

Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
Baseborn wretches with dirty faces
Of humble (or lowly) birth
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Base

Not adhering to ethical or moral principles;
Base and unpatriotic motives
A base, degrading way of life
Cheating is dishonorable
They considered colonialism immoral
Unethical practices in handling public funds
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Base

Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;
That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
Taking a mean advantage
Chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
Something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
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Base

Illegitimate
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Debased; not genuine;
An attempt to eliminate the base coinage
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Base

A substance with a pH greater than 7.
Ammonia, a common base, is used in many cleaning products.
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Base

A substance that neutralizes acids to form salts and water.
Baking soda, a base, is used in baking to react with acidic ingredients and release carbon dioxide.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What is an acid?

An acid is a substance that releases hydrogen ions in solution, often tasting sour.
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How do acids and bases react together?

Acids and bases react to neutralize each other, forming salt and water.
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Can you give an example of a strong acid?

Hydrochloric acid is a strong acid.
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Do bases feel slippery?

Yes, bases often feel slippery due to their chemical properties.
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Can acids conduct electricity?

Yes, acids can conduct electricity when dissolved in water.
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What defines a base?

A base is a substance that releases hydroxide ions in solution or accepts hydrogen ions, typically tasting bitter.
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Can acids neutralize bases?

Yes, acids can neutralize bases and vice versa.
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What is the pH range for acids?

Acids have a pH less than 7.
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What happens to litmus paper in acids?

Acids turn blue litmus paper red.
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What is a weak acid?

A weak acid is an acid that partially dissociates in solution.
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Are acids corrosive?

Many acids are corrosive, especially strong acids.
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What is a common household base?

Baking soda is a common household base.
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Can acids be found in food?

Yes, many foods contain natural acids, like citric acid in citrus fruits.
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How do bases affect litmus paper?

Bases turn red litmus paper blue.
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Are all bases strong?

No, like acids, bases can also be strong or weak.
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Is water an acid or a base?

Water is neutral, but it can act as both an acid and a base depending on the context.
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Are there safety precautions for handling acids and bases?

Yes, it's important to handle both acids and bases with care, using appropriate safety equipment.
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Do acids react with metals?

Yes, many acids react with metals to produce hydrogen gas.
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Are bases used in cleaning products?

Yes, many cleaning products contain bases.
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What is the role of bases in cooking?

Bases like baking soda are used in cooking for leavening.
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