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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach);
[syn: antacid, gastric antacid, alkalizer, alkaliser, antiacid]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

antacid \ant*ac"id\ ([a^]nt*[a^]s"[i^]d), antiacid \an*ti*ac"id\([a^]n*t[-e]*[a^]s"[i^]d), n. [Pref. anti- + acid.] (Med.) A remedy for neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent. -- a. Counteractive of acidity. [1913 Webster + AS]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buffer \Buff"er\ (b[u^]f"[~e]r), n. [Prop a striker. See Buffet a blow.] 1. (Mech.) (a) An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car. (b) A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus. [1913 Webster] 2. One who polishes with a buff. [1913 Webster] 3. A wheel for buffing; a buff. [1913 Webster] 4. A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 5. (Chem.) a substance or mixture of substances which can absorb or neutralize a certain quantity of acid or base and thus keep the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution (as measured by pH) relatively stable. Sometimes the term is used in a medical context to mean antacid. [PJC] 6. (Computers) a data storage device or portion of memory used to temporarily store input or output data until the receiving device is ready to process it. [PJC] 7. any object or person that shields another object or person from harm, shock, or annoyance; as, the President's staff is his buffer from constant interruptions of his work. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

antacid adj 1: acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach) n 1: an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach) [syn: antacid, gastric antacid, alkalizer, alkaliser, antiacid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "antacid": acid, acidity, agent, alexipharmic, alkali, alkalinity, alkalizer, alloisomer, anion, annulling, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antidotal, antidote, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antitoxic, atom, bacteriostatic, base, bicarbonate of soda, biochemical, buffer, buffering, calcium carbonate, canceling, cation, chemical, chemical element, chromoisomer, compound, copolymer, counteractant, counteractive, counteragent, counterbalancing, counterirritant, dimer, element, febrifugal, gastric antacid, heavy chemicals, high polymer, homopolymer, hydracid, inorganic chemical, ion, isomer, macromolecule, magnesia, metamer, molecule, monomer, negating, neutralizer, neutralizing, nonacid, nullifier, nullifying, offset, offsetting, organic chemical, oxyacid, polymer, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, pseudoisomer, radical, reagent, remedy, seltzer, sodium bicarbonate, stultifying, sulfacid, trimer, vitiating, voiding