Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(chiefly of a medicine) preventing or correcting acidity, especially in the stomach.‘I prescribed a kaolin antacid mixture’‘these drugs have an antacid and analgesic effect’
- ‘This effect, called effervescence, is found in many commercial antacid products which use sodium carbonate as an active ingredient.’
- ‘The Pharmacy stocks a number of antacid preparations.’
- ‘Doctors gave him a variety of medication including antacid tablets for suspected indigestion and over-the-counter painkillers.’
- ‘Examples of antacid brands include Rennies and Gaviscon.’
- ‘Of course over-the-counter antacid pills (cimtidine and ranitidine) are available, but I really prefer to avoid possible side-effects they may cause.’
An antacid medicine.
- ‘If antacids don't work, or if large quantities of antacid are needed to be effective, a pharmacist may recommend a more powerful medication.’
- ‘For example, antacids, antibiotics, and oral contraceptives alter your body's absorption of several B vitamins.’
- ‘This medicine contains antacids that can keep other medicines from working properly if the 2 medicines are taken too close together.’
- ‘These familiar antacids were medicine chest staples.’
- ‘Acidity may cause mouth ulcers and it is easily diagnosed and treated with antacids.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.