acetous


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a·ce·tous

 (ə-sē′təs, ăs′ĭ-təs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or producing acetic acid or vinegar.
2. Having an acetic taste; sour-tasting.

[Middle English, sour, from Medieval Latin acētōsus, vinegary, from Latin acētum, vinegar; see acetum.]

acetous

(ˈæsɪtəs; əˈsiː-) or

acetose

adj
1. (Chemistry) containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar
2. tasting like vinegar
[C18: from Late Latin acētōsus vinegary, from acētum vinegar]

ac•e•tous

(ˈæs ɪ təs, əˈsi-)

also ac•e•tose

(-ˌtoʊs, -toʊs)

adj.
1. containing or producing acetic acid.
2. sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary.
[1770–80; < Late Latin acetōsus. See acetum, -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acetous - tasting or smelling like vinegar
sour - having a sharp biting taste

acetous

adjective
Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:
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It should be remarked that dough made of wheat meal will take on the acetous fermentation, [acet- acetic acid, such as vinegar] or become sour sooner than that made with fine flour.