acescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin acēscēns, acēscentis, present participle of acēscēre (to turn sour), inchoative of acēre (to be sour): compare French acescent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈsiːsənt/
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Adjective[edit]

acescent (comparative more acescent, superlative most acescent)

  1. Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
    • 1826, Michael Faraday, "On Pure Caoutchouc, and the Substance by which it is accompanied in the State of Sap or Juice", in Quarterly Journal of Science
      The fluid was a pale yellow , thick , creamy - looking substance , of uniform consistency . It had a disagreeable acescent odour, something resembling that of putrecsent milk.
    • 1821, Friedrich Accum, A Treatise on the Art of Brewing, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, page 10:
      All kinds of malt liquor contain [] alcohol or spirit. They are of course weaker than wines, and in general more liable to become flat and acescent from this circumstance []

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Noun[edit]

acescent (plural acescents)

  1. A substance liable to become sour.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acescent (feminine acescente, masculine plural acescents, feminine plural acescentes)

  1. souring

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

acēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of acēscō