Acetous meaning

ə-sētəs, ăsĭ-təs
Of, relating to, or producing acetic acid or vinegar.
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Having an acetic taste; sour-tasting.
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Of, producing, or like vinegar; sour.
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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.

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Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.
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Origin of acetous

  • Middle English sour from Medieval Latin acētōsus vinegary from Latin acētum vinegar acetum

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

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

    From Wiktionary