acetous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin acetum (vinegar), from acere (to be sour).

Pronunciation[edit]

a*ce-tous

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.sɪ.təs/, /əˈsiː.təs/
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Adjective[edit]

acetous (comparative more acetous, superlative most acetous)

  1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid.
    • 1909, Silas Comfort Swallow, III Score & X (page 82)
      food unsalted, unsweetened, unpeppered, unspiced and unvinegared, and unspoiled by other acetous or alcoholic fermentations
  2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.

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