Acid-test Definition

noun
A crucial, final test that proves the value or quality of something.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Acid-test

Noun

Singular:
acid-test
Plural:
acid-tests

Origin of Acid-test

  • From the testing of gold with nitric acid (true gold is not affected)

    From Wiktionary

  • From the testing of gold in nitric acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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