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Circa 1733. Directly or via French acétification, from New Latin acetificatio, from acetum (vinegar) + "-ficatio", from alternative form of past participle of facere (to make) + -io


  • IPA(key): /əˌsiː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/, /əˌsɛ.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


acetification (usually uncountable, plural acetifications)

  1. The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.
    • 1733, Peter Shaw, M. D., Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon [] with Occasional Notes, to Explain what is Obscure and shew how far the several Plans of the Author, for the Advancement of all the Parts of Knowledge, have been executed to the present Time., volume III:
      There is a great Secret in Acetification known perhaps but to very few: those who have it, may, with Dr. Stahl, convert perfectly rectified Spirit of Wine into Vinegar, and produce strong and noble Vinegar, from exceedingly cheap Commodities in the space of a very few days, even in the Winter.

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