Daily Prompts – Words and Images
Today’s Word: Sour
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adjective, sour·er, sour·est.
- having an acid taste, resembling that of vinegar, lemon juice, etc.; tart.
- rendered acid or affected by fermentation; fermented.
- producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, salt, or sweet.
- characteristic of something fermented:a sour smell.
- distasteful or disagreeable; unpleasant.
- below standard; poor.
- harsh in spirit or temper; austere; morose; peevish.
- Agriculture. (of soil) having excessive acidity.
- (of gasoline or the like) contaminated by sulfur compounds.
- Music. off-pitch; badly produced:a sour note.
- something that is sour.
- any of various cocktails consisting typically of whiskey or gin with lemon or lime juice and sugar and sometimes soda water, often garnished with a slice of orange, a maraschino cherry, or both.
- an acid or an acidic substance used in laundering and bleaching to neutralize alkalis and to decompose residual soap or bleach.
verb (used without object)
- to become sour, rancid, mildewed, etc.; spoil:Milk sours quickly in warm weather. The laundry soured before it was ironed.
- to become unpleasant or strained; worsen; deteriorate:Relations between the two countries have soured.
- to become bitter, disillusioned, or disinterested:I guess I soured when I learned he was married. My loyalty soured after his last book.
- Agriculture. (of soil) to develop excessive acidity.
verb (used with object)
- to make sour; cause sourness in:What do they use to sour the mash?
- to cause spoilage in; rot:Defective cartons soured the apples.
- to make bitter, disillusioned, or disagreeable:One misadventure needn’t have soured him. That swindle soured a great many potential investors.
Definition from Dictionary.com
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